THERMAL (CNS) – Firefighters today worked to extinguish a two-acre
fire that has destroyed six vehicles and four tractors.
The Riverside County Fire Department responded about 5 p.m. Wednesday
to a fire in the 89800 block of Avenue 64 near a double-wide mobile home.
Fire officials said the flames spread to five or six vehicles that
were described as “fully involved” in flames.
Fifteen engines and two water tenders were sent to the scene when the
fire broke out, according to the fire department.
At about 6 p.m., the fire extended to nearby mulch piles and tamarisk
trees. Fire officials said the Imperial Irrigation District was requested to
assist with the flames.
Firefighters worked overnight to keep the fire from spreading.
A spokesman with the fire department told City News Service said that
as of 5 a.m. Thursday, at least two engines were released from the blaze. Fire
crews will remain on scene Thursday.
There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire was unknown,
a spokesman told CNS.
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