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Four-alarm fire blazing near Brawley

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Fire threatens residences and prompts evacuations

UPDATE (10:41 P.M.)

The fire has now reached 240 acres, according to the Imperial County Fire Department.

Two homes were engulfed by the flames and a mobile home park has been evacuated, according to the Imperial County Fire Department.

"The fire that our guys were called too turned into a fourth alarm. And we also ordered resources to mitigate the fire. One strike team from San Diego and another from Riverside," explained Chief Alfredo Estrada, Imperial County Fire Department.

Firefighters are recommending the community to stay indoors due to poor air quality.

ORIGINAL

BRAWLEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The Imperial County Fire Department is currently engaged in a four alarm fire near Brawley.

The fire broke-out before 2:00 p.m. Saturday, burning near Austin Road and Weaver Road.

The fire was upgraded to a four alarm fire just before 4:00 p.m, with the blaze threatening agricultural facilities as well as homes.

Evacuations have taken place.

The Imperial County Fire Department advises people stay away from the fire as emergency personnel work to contain the spread.

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