Grass fire contained in Fresno County

May 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Cal Fire crews have now contained a 15 acre grass fire that started burning just west of Prather.

Crews got a call shortly after 3pm about flames in the Fresno County foothills off Dry Pond Road and White Thorne Road. They say it sparked from downed power lines. Firefighters had to deal with steep terrain and rocky hillsides.

Initially, three homes were threatened but crews were able to save the homes and are crediting the owners because they did a good job clearing the "defensible space" around their homes, as it prevented the flames from spreading to property.

Crews will be on scene monitoring the area for hot spots throughout the evening.

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