Crews evacuating hikers near Millerton Lake due to fire

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FRESNO, County, California. (KSEE/KGPE) – The “Gold fire” was first reported around 1:07 p.m. Wednesday near the Fine Gold Recreation Area at Sky Harbor Road in Fresno County.

As of 6 p.m., the fire has burned 53 acres and is 20% contained, according to Cal Fire.

Officials said three hikers were transported off the mountain by the Fresno Sheriff’s Department EAGLE 1 helicopter, and according to investigators, all hikers are now off the hill.

Cal Fire official say they have requested additional resources including engines, hand crews and aircraft.

The fire is moving west, away from homes and into more wild land, according to Dan Urias from Cal Fire.

He said the fire is surrounded by Millerton Lake on three sides, providing first responders ample water supply and helping to keep it from spreading in those directions.

No evacuations warnings or order have been issued at this time.

The cause of the Gold Fire is still under investigation.

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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