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UPDATE: 200 acres burned by Seeley fire, 80% contained

Seeley Resident

Evacuations ordered for 80 homes - News 11's Wiley Jawhary reports

UPDATE: June 30 - 12:15 p.m.

SEELEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The Imperial County Fire Department says evacuations have been lifted and the fire has been 80% contained.


SEELEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - A fire in Seeley that started yesterday morning has claimed about 200 acres and is still burning at this hour.

The Imperial County Fire Department says at least 40% of the blaze has been contained. Deputy Fire Chief Salvador Flores says this is far from over and residents should stay away until further notice.

"Remember a property can be replaced but a life can't, one of our firefighters was injured and that is the last thing we want, we want to minimize the danger piece of it, if you are asked to evacuate, evacuate, we can deal with the property afterward," he said.

About 80 homes have been asked to evacuate and some of those Seeley residents are sitting and waiting at an elementary school in El Centro, where care is being offered.

As of 2 a.m., the Imperial County Fire Department says it does not plan on lifting the evacuation order, at least not until it is confident the fire is under control.

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Wiley Jawhary is from Orange County California. He joined KYMA/KSWT in April of 2021.

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