FRESNO COUNTY, California. (KSEE/KGPE) – Firefighters are now working to contain a wildfire that broke out in Fresno County on Tuesday evening.
Sierra National Forest officials have confirmed that a fire, dubbed the Blue Fire, started around 4:30 p.m. near Blue Canyon ridge, south of Dinkey Creek.
The latest update from the U.S. Forest Service puts the fire at 400 acres with 10% containment.
Cal Fire says evacuation orders have been issued for Road 10S02 (Peterson Mill) to Nutmeg Saddle.
The fire was originally burning about 14 miles southeast of Shaver Lake and was spreading northwest at a moderate speed toward the 2020 Creek Fire burn area.
The U.S. Forest Service says the fire has since changed directions and is now spreading down the canyon.
No other details have been provided about the fire at this time.