Brush fire in Fresno County sparked by fireworks, officials say

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Fireworks are to blame for an early morning brush fire in Fresno County and crews are still at the scene. (KFSN)

Fireworks are to blame for an early morning brush fire in Fresno County and crews are still at the scene.

Flames were spotted at about 2:30 Friday morning behind the fence of a large home on Highway 168 near Millerton Road.

Officials said a firework ignited near the roadway sparked the fire. It charred nearly five acres and firefighters had to cut a whole in the fence to battle the flames.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries when he slipped and fell on the steep hillside.

No structures were threatened.

Fire crews plan to be at the scene until about 7:00 a.m. putting out hot spots.
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