CALEXICO — Firefighters responded to a blaze near an old grain mill here Monday and found themselves facing an unknown hazardous material.
The fire erupted about 10:30 p.m. in a storage facility near the 1100 block of Williams Avenue on the northwest side of the city.
Calexico fire Capt. David Lantzer said the fire was likely set by a person but he was not sure if the blaze was set with malice or accidentally.
Eight Calexico firefighters responded and were joined by two Imperial County firefighters.
Lantzer said while the blaze took firefighters just 15 minutes to control, those on scene found a container with a powdery substance in the storage facility.