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Fires taking a toll on Valley residents and fire fighters

There were three brush fires on Thursday in Fresno County and wind gusts pushed the flames into homes southeast of Fresno.
There were three brush fires on Thursday in Fresno County and wind gusts pushed the flames into homes southeast of Fresno.

Ryan Michaels with Cal Fire Fresno County said, " it jumped several roads, a canal, and that wind driven fire is continuing."

The California Highway Patrol quickly and Fresno County Sheriff's Department went door to door, ordering immediate evacuations. 

Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Curtice said, " We actually had teams of deputies that were leapfrogging from house to house."

Animal control was also onsite to help remove pets. 

The first fire started around noon on Highland and McKinley and was contained at five acres. Homes were evacuated but residents were allowed back in after a couple hours.

Firefighters from all Valley agencies were diverted down the street to Highland and Clinton where over a hundred acres went up in flames. 
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