Officials probe cause of Millerton Lake wildfire
June 24, 2010
FRIANT, Calif. (AP) – Fire investigators are seeking information about what started a wildfire that had threatened 30 homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills outside of Fresno.
The 275-acre blaze is now contained, and no damage has been reported.
The fire, which start Tuesday afternoon, prompted voluntary evacuations for 30 homes in the Millerton Lake area, about 12 miles northeast of Fresno, that evening. The evacuation notices were rescinded the next morning.
John Dominguez, a state fire department spokesman, says the fire was fully contained by 8 p.m. Wednesday. Officials expect it to be extinguished by early Friday.
Investigators are looking for witnesses who were in the lake area on Tuesday and may have seen the blaze start.