Crews contain fire near Miami Creek

A fire that started near Miami Creek on Sept. 17 around 6:15 p.m. has been contained as of 11 p.m. Tuesday evening.

According to Cal Fire the fire was “human caused” and crews worked into the night to contain the fire that burned 2.47 acres of Forest Service property.

Crews sent to assist with containment included three Cal Fire engines, two Madera County engines, a 17-member fire crew, and one bulldozer.

The US Forest Service sent two engines and a Type 2 incident management team (IMT) to help with the fire located inside their jurisdiction.

Aerial command support was active throughout the fire as an eye in the sky however, no drops were made to extinguish the fire.

Karen Guilleman of Cal Fire urged the public to be aware of their surroundings and be extremely cautious during the dry season.

“Until we have significant rainfall we are going to have to ask the general public to be very careful.....everything people do (hunting, driving, campfires) can cause fires,” Guilleman said.

No structured or roads were threatened by the fire.

Sequoia National Forest crews will remain on scene for complete containment, clean-up and to monitor the situation. Monitoring crews include a patrol unit, hot shots crew, and two engines.