YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Crews responded to a vegetation fire on Meadow Lane off Lilley Mountain Drive in Yosemite Lakes Park this afternoon at about 5 p.m.
First engine at scene reported the fire at approximately 1/4 acre with one house immediately threatened. Sheriff’s deputies prepared to evacuate residents if necessary, but it didn’t come to that as firefighters quickly knocked down the blaze.
The fire reportedly started in or near a boat and spread into the vegetation. That aluminum fishing boat was lost, in addition to a large wood pile, and the side of a pickup was scorched. The fire burned between two homes, one of which was vacant.
By 5:20 p.m., crews had stopped the forward progress of the fire, and minutes later had a hose lay around the perimeter. All aircraft and dozers were cancelled, except for Air Attack, which was held on the incident for eyes in the sky.
“With the dry conditions, we always have concerns about spot fires,” said Incident Commander Chris Christopherson.
The fire burned about 1/4 acre, and was called contained at 5:55 p.m.
Ten Cal Fire and Madera County engines responded, along with two water tenders and one hand crew.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.