The crash site in a remote area southwest of the blaze caused a brush fire that then merged with the Hills Fire, Fresno television stations KSEE/KGPE reported. Urban and Community Forestry Grant Programs, California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP). A Pacific Gas & Electric utility worker died while assisting at a fire in the Vacaville area between San Francisco and Sacramento but circumstances were not clear. COALINGA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — The Hills Fire burning south of Coalinga has burned 1,900 acres, and is 45% contained, according to Cal Fire.

The Mineral Fire was a wildfire that burned in Coalinga Mineral Springs, west of Coalinga in Fresno, California in the United States. @FresnoCoFirehttps://t.co/zt0PnUfWlz pic.twitter.com/Ty87BDPKQe. The Hills Fire, which has been burning for three days, is centered around Highway 33 and Sutter Avenue, south of Coalinga in Fresno County, Cal Fire reports. The blaze has consumed 1,900 acres and is 45% contained. Gov. CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. The Bell UH-1 helicopter crashed 11 miles south of New Coalinga Municipal Airport around 10 a.m., Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Ian Gregor said. The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection cannot attest to the accuracy of a non-CAL FIRE site. Fournier's death wasn't the only fatality connected with the raging California wildfires threatening thousands of homes. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 11 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, and 14 OV-10A airtactical. Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities, Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Fatalities. CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. California fire tracker:Map traces current fires burning across state in real-time. Creek Fire: 379,729 acres burned, 70% contained, Creek Fire: 379,802 acres burned, 70% contained, Creek Fire: Sierra National Forest closure extended, Fresno restaurant owners preparing for county to move back into 'purple' tier, Local builder thanks veterans by painting flags on their curbs, Local golf tournament held to raise money for veteran rehabilitation, Man killed after truck rolls into canal in Kings County, Joe Biden chooses Ron Klain as WH chief of staff, 23-year-old dies after multi-vehicle crash on Hwy 41 near Riverdale, Rise in COVID-19 cases could mean shortages in essential items, Fresno Co. could be pushed back into 'purple tier', officials worry, Eviction concerns for motel residents during Fresno "Red Light District" reboot, Kings Co. on verge of falling back into 'purple' tier, Georgia announces full hand recount 2020 presidential race, Madera Unified collects over $12,000 in gift cards for Creek Fire victims, UPDATE: 68-year-old woman missing from Clovis has been found safe, Pilot killed while battling Fresno County fire remembered as a hero. Highway 33 and Sutter Ave, south of Coalinga in Fresno County. Once the Jeep caravan traveled back out to the main road, the rescue team met with the Fresno County Coroner’s transport van around 11 p.m., Botti said. Copyright © 2020 KFSN-TV. FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Hills Fire burning in Western Fresno County was caused by a lightning strike, CAL FIRE officials said on Friday. James Ward covers entertainment, news, sports and lifestyles for the Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register.

It's one of dozens of fires burning thousands of acres statewide. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 11 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, and 14 OV-10A airtactical. The helicopter is owned by a company contracted to make water drops on the Hills Fire burning in the hills near Coalinga, Cal Fire spokesman Seth Brown said. The rescue team brought five Jeeps to the scene, approximately 10 miles south of the city of Coalinga in Fresno County west of Highway 33, Botti said. The team then had to hike a few hundred yards through a steep hill with loose dirt to reach the helicopter, Botti said. The 1,500-acre blaze is about 35% contained, Cal Fire reports. The 1,500-acre blaze is about 35% contained, Cal Fire reports. The team reached the wreckage site just before 8 p.m. and found Fournier’s body, which they draped with an American flag while carrying him back to the Jeeps, Botti said.

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