Nine-acre O'Neals fire last week
A nine-acre vegetation fire broke out at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at 26000 Highway 41 and 44500 Road 200 in O'Neals. Aircraft circled the fire but did not drop fire retardant, as ground resources were able to get a line around the fire, said Karen Guillemin, public information officer for Cal Fire.
Cal Fire dispatched one battalion chief, two air tankers, one helicopter, eight engines with three firefighters each, two dozers and two crews with 17 people each to fight the blaze, and two engines from Madera County Fire Department responded, along with one water tender, Guillemin said.
The fire's cause is under investigation, Guillemin said.
Spot fire contained in North Fork
A small spot fire caught at about 8:25 p.m. Saturday in the area of Road 222 and Central Camp in North Fork. It was extinguished quickly after by firefighters.
"People really need to be careful," said Karen Guillemin, public information officer for Cal Fire. "It's hot, it's dry, fuels are dry, so be fire safe. Think fire prevention."