CEDAR VALLEY – A fire that started some time around 4 a.m. on Saturday morning was stopped at less than one-quarter acre thanks to quick response from firefighters and a lot of defensible space by the property owner.
Firefighters were dispatched to a home on Lazy Oak Drive, when the homeowner looked out his window and saw flames behind his house.
The cause of the fire is unknown, but it appeared to some on scene that it may have been a burn pile that had smouldered and started to burn during the night.
Engine #18 and Water Tender #18 from Cedar Valley responded, along with Ahwahnee Cal Fire Engine #4264 and Bass Lake Engine #4254.
Sierra National Forest Engine E51 also responded, but it was determined that the fire was in a State Responsibility Area and not national forest land, so the County retained command of the incident.