KSEE24 has officially switched frequencies. You must rescan your TV if you use an antenna. Call 559-222-2411 Option 3 for more info.

Cal Fire called to multiple brush fires along Highway 180 east of Fresno

Local News

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Fresno County Cal Fire crews fought multiple grass fires Saturday morning along Highway 180 east of Fresno.

Firefighters received calls about a fire along the highway’s westbound side near McCall Avenue around 9:25 a.m., Cal Fire Spokesman Seth Brown said. Crews arrived and realized there were multiple fires stretching from Temperance to McCall avenues.

Firefighters were able to put out the fires in about 45 minutes but will remain on scene for mop-up and to watch for any flareups.

Brown said the cause of the fires is under investigation but believes the flames could have been sparked from a vehicle dragging a chain down the roadway.

He added that the fires were unusual due to the number of fires and the distance between them.

Three engines from Cal Fire Fresno County responded to the fires along with mutual aid requested from the Fresno Fire Department in the form of two engines.

Pacific Gas & Electric crews were called out to the scene to check on power polls that sustained minor damage from the fires.

For local, national, and breaking news, and to get weather alerts, download our FREE mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383
Email: OnYourSide@cbsfresno.com

Don’t Miss

Sunday Service
Best of the Valley
Sunday Morning Matters
MedWatch Today
Hispanic Heritage
Bulldog Insider: The Podcast
The Valley's Armenia
Pros Who Know