Grass fire sets Fresno PG&E utility pole yard ablaze

May 1, 2013 12:19:55 AM PDT
Crews are busy cleaning up from a brush fire that broke out in Northwest Fresno Tuesday afternoon. It started just after four o'clock near Shaw and Brawley.

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Because of the heavy winds, the flames spread quickly toward businesses. Fire crews were able to stop it from reaching structures -- but it did manage to reach a yard of wooden utility poles -- at one point burning 500 of them.

The smoke could be seen from across the city. Officials say that's because of numerous fires burning throughout the city.

Officials intend to spend the rest of the night cleaning up and making sure nothing rekindles.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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