MENDOTA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Firefighters from Cal Fire battled a grass fire Saturday on the Mendota Wildlife Area.
The Wild Fire, erupted in the state wildlife refuge just east of Mendota at 10:30 a.m., according to Cal Fire. Crews reported that the blaze was fast-moving in the area of Highway 180 near Whitesbridge Avenue as they created containment lines to hasten the spread of flames.
Authorities say firefighters are being challenged by 10-15 mph winds.
The fire is currently 500 acres, no injuries have been reported.
In an update Saturday night at 9:00 p.m., authorities say the fire has burned 1,100 acres and is 95% contained.