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County fire tackles brush blaze

January 05, 2002

A brush fire behind a row of homes near Evan Hewes Highway and Cannon Road scared some homeowners but there was no structural damage thanks to the quick response the Imperial County Fire Department.

County Senior Firefighter Mark Hammerness from Station 2 in Heber said three fire engines and a water tender were taken to the call, where crews extinguished the burning brush.

The overgrown Bermuda grass and sagebrush near the homes has caught fire in previous years.

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