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A fire burned a vacant building on a plot of land owned by the California High Speed Rail Authority.
Black smoke could be seen for miles — especially around highways 99 and 41 — when the fire started around 1 p.m.


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CHSRA owns the plot of land on South Cedar Avenue between Central and Muscat. A spokeswoman said the land is excess property and currently unused.
Neighboring businesses said the building has been abandoned for years.

Fire Crews Respond

Several units from the Fresno city and county fire departments responded, with the CHP stopping traffic on Cedar.
The Fresno fire department said the fire erupted in a vacant commercial structure. There were no reports of any injury, or details on how the fire started.


 

David Taub has spent most of his career in journalism behind the scenes working as a TV assignment editor and radio producer. For more than a decade, he has worked in the Fresno market with such stops at KSEE-24, KMJ and Power Talk 96.7. Taub also worked the production and support side of some of TV sports biggest events including the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and NASCAR to name a few. Taub graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email