A grass fire near Maple and Muscat avenues has spread to some trucks in a salvage yard parked nearby, the Fresno County Fire Protection District reported.
The 1:30 p.m. fire put a large plume of smoke into the air south of Fresno. The fire was contained in about 20 minutes and damaged vehicles in the big rig salvage yard.
Employees using a cutting torch to cut metal, ignited the fire,said Capt. Jeremiah Wittwer.
There were no reports of injuries.