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Vegetation Fire Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – Firefighters responded to a report of a vegetation fire just off Road 200 south of North Fork this afternoon.

Just before 2:30 p.m. on Friday June 13, engines headed for what was dubbed the Bonnie Fire, making their way down a narrow dirt driveway just across from Maranatha Drive.

The smoke could be seen from Road 200, and the fire was called in by someone on a cell phone.

Smoke from the Bonnie FireCal Fire Engines 4255, 4254, 4295, 4285, 4371 and 4361 responded along with Sierra National Forest Engines 51 and 313, and Madera County Fire Dept. Engine 11 and Water Tenders 11 and 14, plus with one hand crew from Mt. Bullion and two dozers. Many were called off before arriving at the scene due to quick work by firefighters to get a handle on the blaze and stop the forward progress.

An Air Attack was also dispatched, coordinating three retardant drops by Tankers 82 and 44.

Water Tender 11 and Engine 11 stage along Road 200Some engines and water tenders staged along Road 200 due to tight quarters at the scene, waiting to see if they would be needed.

Firefighters worked quickly to get a line cut in and hose lays in place, and the Bonnie Fire was called contained and controlled at 3:06 p.m. at just 1.5 acres.

No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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