350 acre 'Pierce Fire' in Thermal now 100% contained

Over 200 homes and businesses saved

Coverage of Pierce Fire burning in Thermal

THERMAL, Calif. - A brush fire in Thermal that reached 350 acres is now at 100% containment, according to Cal Fire.  Officials are calling the blaze the Pierce Fire.  It started at Avenue 66 and Pierce Street at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hwy 86 which had been closed in both directions was re-opened to traffic Sunday morning.

Behind the front line fire coverage

Officials said the fire took down power lines and destroyed one outbuilding.

Over 200 homes and businesses were threatened by the Pierce Fire.  No one was injured.

A total of 122 firefighters responded to the fire that was first reported at 4:37 p.m. Saturday.

Stay with News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 News for the latest.

Fire growing in Thermal

Viewer photos of 'Pierce Fire' burning in Thermal

comments powered by Disqus

Photo Galleries