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Valley Police Beat: Tree, carts found on fire

July 11, 2010|By ROMAN FLORES | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer

Two reports of fire led the El Centro Fire Department to a small blaze involving three shopping carts and a pine tree in a vacant lot by the old Wal-Mart department store on North Imperial Avenue about 4 a.m. Saturday morning.
“It was suspicious in origin (but was) no major threat to anything,” El Centro fire Capt. Chad Whitlock said. “There’s no reason why it started; somebody helped it out,” he said.
He said the fire was extinguished in about five minutes.
>> Staff Writer Roman Flores can be reached at 760-337-3439 or rflores@ivpressonline.com

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