Fresno County Fire Continues to Burn

COALINGA, Calif. (AP) – More than 900 firefighters aided by helicopters and air tankers are battling a wildfire in a rural area of Fresno County. The fire in the Diablo Range west of Coalinga has grown to nearly 26 square miles and is 20% contained Thursday. One structure has been destroyed, 60 are threatened and some evacuation orders are in place. No injuries are reported. Firefighters are dealing with rugged terrain and temperatures in the 90s. Crews are also adjusting to additional in-camp safety modifications implemented due to COVID-19. San Joaquin Valley residents are being cautioned about health impacts from smoke.