A mobile home received several thousand dollars of damage Sunday after a well pump southwest of Fresno caught fire and ignited the surrounding grass, Fresno fire said.
The fire was initially reported as a vegetation fire in the 1600 block of South Blythe Avenue around 3:15 p.m., fire spokesman Hector Vasquez said. When the fire firefighters arrived on scene and saw a nearby mobile home was close to the flames, the response was upgraded to a structure fire.
One fire investigator, two battalion chiefs and 20 firefighters were on scene, Vasquez said. The fire was contained in around 10 minutes.
There was around $5,000 worth of damage to the outside of the mobile home, Vasquez said.
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Vasquez added that fire officials urge anyone living in rural areas with dry brush to maintain 100 feet of defensible space or clearance around structures.