Brush Fire Gets a Little Too Close for Comfort!

View of the smoke plume, rising from behind and east of the New Subdivision, Fort Yuma Indian Reservation.

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.

Fire appears to surround this old shack, while a BIA firefighting team approaches.

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.

A wall of fire rises up into the evening sky.

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