COARSEGOLD – A small vegetation fire broke out this afternoon on Yosemite Springs Parkway, just south of Copper Creek Drive.
Crews were dispatched just after 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 to the fire, burning in dry grass on the west side of the road.
Cal Fire Battalion Chief Chris Christopherson estimated the area burned at less than a half-acre. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but Christopherson noted that it started at the edge of the road.
Firefighters quickly had a line around the blaze, and though a bulldozer was dispatched to the incident, it was not needed, so the operator worked the fire line with the rest of the crews.
Coarsegold Cal Fire Engine #4295, Rancheria Engine #4275 and Madera County Fire Department #8 in Coarsegold responded to the scene.
No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.