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Fresno County Wildfire at Tollhouse Road Is 60% Contained



Aerial view of a wildfire that ignited around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday near Humphreys Station in Fresno County. (PG&E)
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Update, 8:20 a.m., Thursday, May 12: CalFire officials report that a wildfire ignited Wednesday in the Fresno County foothills on Tollhouse Road is now 60% contained.

The fire, which spans 171 acres, is on steep terrain.

Officials said in a tweet that “crews will continue mop up efforts and improve construction of control lines until 100% containment is achieved.”

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Fresno County officials warned foothill residents near Humphreys Station to prepare for an evacuation if a wildfire that ignited at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday continues to spread.

Firefighters on Scene, More on the Way

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tony Botti said that CalFire and U.S. Forest Service firefighters are attempting to control the fire “and more resources” are on the way.

The fire broke out near Tollhouse Road and Pittman Hill Road. Law enforcement personnel at the scene are closing off roads in the area.

“We are encouraging residents to begin ready to leave should we have to elevate (to) an Evacuation Order,” Botti said.

The Fresno County evacuation map is at this link.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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