COARSEGOLD — Just after 4:30 p.m. today, two Madera County Sheriff’s deputies were headed up the hill from Madera when a motorcyclist began waving at them and pointing to a house at the corner of Highway 41 and Black Oak Road.
As they pulled into the driveway, they saw smoke rising from behind the residence. They immediately contacted the three occupants of the home and evacuated them as fire engines were being dispatched to the scene.
First engine at scene reported the fire at less than an acre with one structure partially involved. A full wildland fire dispatch was called out, including dozers, air tankers and helicopters.
The forward progress of the fire was stopped in short order, however, one shed and a pump house were destroyed along with a quarter acre of vegetation. There was no damage to the home itself. By 4:52 p.m. all resources not already at scene were cancelled.
Cal Fire Engines 4255, 4264, 4270, and 4285, along with Madera County Engine 8 and Water Tender 17 remain at scene for control and mop-up.
No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation.