41-acre grass fire outside Orange Cove is fully contained


ORANGE COVE, California (KGPE) – A 41-acre grass fire that was burning northwest of Orange Cove is fully contained as of Thursday evening, according to Fresno County Fire Department.

The Navelencia Incident was first reported around 6:00 p.m. in the area of Jensen and Alta avenues.

Crews on scene say the fire started at an abandoned orchard. Responding units initially had difficulty accessing the fire due to the road conditions, but local ranchers were able to direct them to the flames. At one point the fire threatened a building with livestock inside, but crews were able to protect them.

Assistance was provided by the Orange Cove Fire Department and Reedley Fire Department; two engines from Fresno County Fire Department will remain at the scene overnight.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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