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By Miriam Raftery

Photo of burned trailers via Cal Fire on Twitter

February 21, 2023 (Ocotillo Wells) – A fire on private property has caused heavy damage to six recreational vehicle trailers in Ocotillo Wells.

Cal Fire San Diego posed on Twitter early yesterday evening that it was at the scene of multiple large vehicles on fire along Split Mountain Road south of Highway 78 in Ocotillo. 

Later, the Borrego Incident Commander in Ocotillo Wells tweeted an update, stating, “The fire has been knocked down and contained to 4-6 RV trailers. No injuries or displacement of homeowners reported.”

NBC 7 reported that the first firefighters in the 5300 block of Split Mountain Road reached the scene at 4:40 p.m. By 5:30 p.m., firefighters had the blaze knocked down, though a crew remained on scene.

Cause of the fire has not yet been determined.


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