Fresno, California 2021-06-10 01:22:06 –
The flames also urged a swift response from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
Chopper’s crew finally rescued three people along the pincushion trail not far from the fire.
“I found two hikers together, landed, put them on a helicopter, and flew them to a boat launch,” says Tony Botti. “I found another person and took him out safely.”
The aerial fire extinguisher dropped the delay agent as the helicopter used Millerton Lake for water droplets.
Ground crews faced wind and terrain issues as they pushed through to contain the fire.
Doreen and Mike Carter say they lived in the area and saw fire trucks speeding up before the smoke came out.
Carter says they are not surprised that the fire broke out.
The number of visitors is increasing, and patrols are needed.
“This has already happened many times where fireworks, smoking, drugs and fires start,” Doreen said. “The sad part is that we don’t have a lot of backups.”
The CAL FIRE crew is making progress and will stay overnight in the area to completely contain the fire.
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