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Local Strike Team sent to Advance Fire

(Strike Team sent to assist)….The Imperial County Strike Team was sent to the Advance Fire in Tulare County.

The team was sent Thursday night. The Team consists of Brush Units from Calexico and the County, and a Water Tender from the County, and Personnel from the Calipatria Fire Department are also part of the team. County Fire Chief Tony Rouhotas said the team would receive its assignment this evening, and that should determine more or less how long the team would be on scene. The Tulare fire is known as the Advance Fire. It started Thursday. According to the Friday morning update, the fire has burned 150 acres, and it is estimated at 40% containment.