A wildfire burned 3.5 acres Saturday afternoon in Sand Creek near Squaw Valley.
Around 3:30 p.m., only one structure was immediately threatened by the fire, said Fresno County Cal Fire Capt. Ryan Michaels. In the end, no structures were damaged.
The fire started around 1:45 p.m. in the area of Ruth Hill Road and Barberry Lane. Around 75 firefighters were working to extinguish the blaze — including personnel in three fire planes and a helicopter.
The cause of the fire was not known Saturday afternoon and no homes were evacuated.
Michaels stressed the importance of weed-eating and clearing brush away from homes: “Fire activity has increased here in the Fresno area. We’ve had multiple fires over the weekend where homes were destroyed or damaged because there was no defensive space around the homes.”