HENSLEY LAKE — Firefighters quickly took care of a vegetation fire in the Raymond area this afternoon, having it fully contained within less than 20 minutes of dispatch.
At about 3:25 p.m., crews were called out to a fire on Road 400 in the Buck Ridge Day Use Area at Hensley Lake.
First engine at scene at 3:36 p.m., reported the fire at about 1/4 acre burning in grass. People picnicking in the area were moved to safety, as crews quickly got a hose lay around the fire.
Seven Cal Fire Engines responded, along with Madera County Fire Engines 10 and 15, two Mount Bullion crews and one dozer. Sierra National Forest was notified, and Air Attack and two air tankers were also dispatched.
At 3:42 p.m., the Incident Commander cancelled the aircraft, continuing all other resources “until we can get this thing picked up.”
About two minutes later, the IC reported the fire contained at about 1/2 acre, and cancelled all incoming, except Engine 15 out of Raymond.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.