A river bottom fire was reported Saturday night near Brawley, bringing out a couple fire departments in addition to the Brawley stations, according to reports from the scene and police scanner traffic.

The fire was initially reported about 10:45 p.m. west of town, said Brawley police Sgt. Perry Monita. The fire was in an area where transients have been living for awhile. There were no initial reports of injuries.

Digital Media News Editor Elizabeth Varin can be reached at evarin@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3441.

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