Eagle Fire Continues to Burn Northwest into Heavy Brush and East to Desert

The blaze which has consumed 12,800 acres is traveling through a northwest area with no fire history.

The , which began in the Warner Springs area, continues to burn eastward into Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and is also burning to the northwest.

There are no evacuation orders or road closures in place for the general public, CalFire reports.

In the northern region, the blaze is moving through heavy vegetation with no known fire history. Warmer temperatures and lower humidity are expected to challenge firefighters, CalFire reported Tuesday morning.

Winds may carry smoke into Coachella Valley and Borrego Springs.

Borrego Palm Canyon Campground and Trail remain closed. The fire is still visible from Borrego Springs.

CalFire is not projecting a date by which they expect to have the fire fully under containment.

The fire began Thursday on Los Coyotes Indian Reservation on land leased by the native Americans to a private company that offers it for military training exercises. The cause is under investigation.

Brad Stanley July 26, 2011 at 09:37 PM
With fire season underway, PREPAREDNESS, not panic or fear, are the operative words. I lost my house to careless people (a campfire on a windy day) in the Malibu Corral Fire in 2007. People need to prepare for the financial and insurance-related impacts of calamitous events including fires, hurricanes, explosions, earthquakes, floods, thefts, and other unpredictable emergencies. In hind sight, I wish I had done a home inventory! Here’s a link to a DocuHome home inventory and it’s free... http://docuhome.com/index.asp?action=POPSIGNUP&PromoCode=THANKSBRAD What If You Lost it All?
Julie Pendray July 26, 2011 at 10:25 PM
Eagle Fire update at 3pm Tuesday: 13,500 acres, 45% containment, still moving east & northwest. Six minor injuries to firefighters. Estimated cost: $6.5 million. Cause still under investigation.


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