CAJON PASS — The Imperial County firefighting strike team might be released today from a fire here that has consumed 6,237 acres and destroyed three homes. Dozens of residents were evacuated.
El Centro Fire Capt. Steve Wilson said firefighters from other counties have been released from the fire and the team from the Valley could be sent home today.
The county strike team was providing structure protection to homes in Wrightwood north of Interstate 15 and Highway 138, where the fire was sparked from an overheated vehicle that burst into flames.