A fire burning northeast of Fresno on Friday has stopped spreading after burning around 20 acres, Cal Fire Communications Operator Brian Ericson said.
Cal Fire Capt. Tim Gahret said around 20 to 30 homes along Fowler Avenue between International and Behymer avenues were threatened by the blaze, but residents have returned home and crews were cleaning up Friday night.
As of 8:30 p.m., Gahret said the fire was fully contained and all roads were reopened to traffic.
Traffic had been closed to both directions on Fowler and Behymer.
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Around 6 p.m., Ericson said, a small brush fire began in the area of Fowler and Behymer avenues north of Clovis, causing evacuations of homes in the area.
Ericson said around 7 p.m. that the fire had stopped spreading and the threat to structures had stopped. He said Fresno County Fire and Clovis and Fresno fire departments were assisting in the fight.
A fire helicopter was used to help put out the fire, Ericson said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.