Firefighters battling fire at Woodward Park

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FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Firefighters are responding to a fire that broke out at Woodward Park on Saturday afternoon.

The fire started just before 1 p.m. near Friant and Fort Washington roads and has burned more than 60 acres.

The Fresno Fire Department says no homes or structures have been destroyed or damaged by the fire.

As a precaution, the Fresno Police Department evacuated 10 homes near Friant Road and Champlain Drive.

Fire officials say two firefighters received minor injuries while working to contain the fire.

One firefighter suffered from heatstroke and a second received burns on his feet from embers.

Both firefighters are expected to be okay.

All evacuation orders have since been lifted and the forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

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