Madera County firefighters battle 7-acre river fire

Madera County firefighters are on the scene of a 7-acre fire near the San Joaquin River bottom behind Valley Children’s Hospital.

The fire is contained, an operator with Merced-Mariposa-Madera County Cal Fire said.

Firefighters with the Fresno Fire Department are also at the scene monitoring the fire in case it jumps the county line, said Fresno fire spokesman Pete Ramirez.