Valley firefighters head to Southern California
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- About 150 Valley firefighters are in Southern California as crews continue to battle a fire in Riverside County.
Five engines and about two dozen firefighters from Cal Fire's Madera/Mariposa/Merced unit met up in Northwest Fresno, just off of Highway 99.
They're heading to San Diego area to backfill for other firefighters who are currently battling flames in the Banning/Beaumont area.
At least 22 hundred acres have burned since the fire started Saturday, and valley firefighters don't know how long they'll be gone.
"With the fire activity we've had recently there in the last few days, there is a danger. And we'll be gone as long as needed," Chris Christopherson of Madera/Mariposa/Merced Cal Fire said.
More than a hundred firefighters from Fresno and Tulare Counties also headed south this weekend. The fire is currently about 60 percent contained.
fresno county, tulare county, fire, widlfire, local
- Ryann Jones found guilty of second degree murder 13 min ago
- NorCal teen brain-dead after tonsil surgery
- Obama: 2014 can be breakthrough year for US
- Senator Harry Reid in hospital for observation
- 2-year-old shot in the thigh in Atwater
- Authorities file charges in Elbow Room fight
- 3 men die in sauna after drinking at Christmas party
- Serial killer missing after good behavior pass to see mom
- Philippine mayor among 4 killed at Manila airport
- Teen shot on Third St. and Kadota Ave in Atwater
- Copper thieves flood Tower District businesses
- Valley experts give advice after Target accounts hacked
- SoCal tour bus crash injures 22, kills 1
- Consumer Watch: Handheld video gaming devices
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos