A 4-Alarm brush is burning off of Austin and Weaver Roads, south of Brawley (Imperial County) in California, that started earlier this afternoon.
With all of the confusing wildfire names, Social Media is reporting this fire as the CARTER FIRE but they are also using WEAVER FIRE and RIVER BOTTOM FIRE. To make it easier since there appears to be no PIO available, we will just keep it simple and call it the CARTER FIRE. For all intent and purpose, we will use all three hashtags when posting on our own Social Media channels which are @nwfireblog (Twitter & Facebook) and nwfireblog (Instagram).
The fire has been reported as 200 acres destroyed with an 8% containment status.
Four air tankers were deployed via Hemet, California.
Units from Imperial County, El Centro, Brawley and Calipatria Fire Departments have been deployed. CAL FIRE was enroute to the scene at 2025 hours. Rural Metro Firefighters dispatched/arrived on-scene at 2055 hours PDT.
The Lead Agency is Imperial County Fire Department.
We have reached out to the Imperial County Fire Department for number of acres, containment status and other incident information.
(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/4/2020. 2345 hours PDT