Crews battling the Topock wildfire on the Arizona-California border lost some ground when a storm blew in late last night.  Bureau of Land Management Fire Marshal Mike Reichling says 30 to 40 mile-an-hour wind gusts caused the fire line to jump.  Strong wind gusts carried embers, brush and cedar over the containment

lines that sparked another two acres of fire.  Firefighters attacked the fire and contained the jump.  Despite the setback, crews are making progress as the Topock fire is now 50 percent contained with 22-hundred acres scorched.  Today’s rain is a welcome sight and helping crews battle the blaze.

Kris Dugan