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Fire crews take on separate blazes in Fresno County foothills

Fire crews on Wednesday night battled two fires in the foothills, one near Squaw Valley and the other by Prather.

Cal Fire Battalion Chief Seth Brown said crews were fighting a 50-acre fire on the east side of Hills Valley Road, which is about four miles south of Highway 180 near Squaw Valley.

Brown said the blaze was moving east and making its way uphill.

Additional fire engines and aircraft were en route to assist with the fire.

The second grass fire was located northeast of Prather near Spearhead and Lewann Lane.

Brown said that fire was contained to 10 acres.

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