BRAWLEY – Downtown Brawley experienced another devastating fire late Tuesday night.
Approximately 11:00 pm Brawley Fire Department received a call about a structure fire in progress. It was fully involved.
The building is a total loss.
A Plus Furniture, located at 542 Main Street, is one of the larger businesses in downtown Brawley.
This fire, as well as other fires in downtown Brawley, is under investigation. It is not known if Tuesday’s fire is arson or not.
The Brawley Police Department is doing everything they can. They are making a larger presence in the downtown area and the investigation division is working tirelessly to find clues to the arson activity.
The Brawley Fire Department is asking downtown businesses to help by reporting suspicious activity and clean up debris around their buildings.
“I’m speechless this morning,” said Brawley City Council Member Don Campbell. “I got the call about the fire and when I saw the damage, I couldn’t believe it. This is heart wrenching. We may need to increase the reward and reach out for some more help so we can catch these folks. We’re looking at everything as far what we can do as a city. This is devastating.”
Most of the fires are happening between 11:00 pm and 3:00 am in the downtown area.
If you see something that seems suspicious, call the Brawley Police Department.