This afternoon, at approximately 4:00 pm, a brush fire ignited east of the New Subdivision on the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation. The fire is burning a combination of arrowweed, salt cedar (tamarisk), and quail bush, thickly growing at the bottom of the old Colorado River channel. Kwatsan Radio’s DJ BGS, host of ”These Days on the Rez”, was on the scene and took some pics to give you a sense of how the fire looked.
While on the scene, DJ BGS noticed the presence of firefighters and equipment from the Winterhaven Fire Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. As of this writing, the fire continues to burn, but no evacuations of the New Subdivision were required.