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Wildfire East of Fresno Now Fully Contained

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, June 13, 2013

From the Fresno Bee

One person suffered smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene. Fresno County animal control officials were called out to help rescue horses and cows that had minor burns, said Cal Fire Capt. Ryan Michaels.

The fire was first reported about noon in the 3300 block of Highland Avenue, Michaels said. Fire crews thought they had it under control when another fire was spotted nearby. Driven by winds, the fire spread toward McKinley Avenue.

Homes within about a mile of the fire were ordered evacuated, he said.

Sheriff's deputies allowed residents to return to their homes just after 6 p.m. Thursday, but access to roads into the area was still being restricted because of the high volume of smoke, Michaels said.

As of 9:30 p.m. Thursday, fire officials said the blaze was fully contained. The fire destroyed one mobile home, five outbuildings or barns, several vehicles and bee hives.

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