The fire, called House Fire, broke out around 12:30 in the area of Tolhouse Road and Pitman Hill Road (near Humphries Station).
The fire has already spread to about 75 hectares of forest, and officials say power structures and power lines are under threat.
Firefighters are reacting from the air and the ground, trying to prevent further spread of the flames. At least five engines are battling the fire, and additional engines and aircraft are being requested.
# An incident in the house – Firefighters respond to wildfires,
Tollhouse Rd x Van Vieet, Tollhouse. Start time: 1239, 75 hectares of grass / oak forest, 0% maintenance, Threat to buildings and power lines, Evacuation continues, Significant increase in additional fire resources. pic.twitter.com/XDXLFITcEB
– CALFIRE / FresnoCoFire (@FresnoCoFire) May 11, 2022
The sheriff’s office warns residents in the air to start preparing to leave if they have to postpone an evacuation warning to an evacuation order.
If you want to know if your home is damaged, you can enter your address this card provided the sheriff’s office.
A massive plume of gray smoke could be seen miles from the PG&E camera near the Meadow Lakes.
Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputy Sheriffs are also at the scene, as well as CAL FIRE and Forest Service staff who provide resources and assistance.
This story is evolving and will be updated.
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