Garbage and grass fire erupts northwest of Fresno

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Firefighters battled a garbage and grass fire northwest of Fresno on Saturday night. (KFSN)

Firefighters battled a garbage and grass fire in Fresno County on Saturday night.

Crews responded to the blaze near Herndon and Monroe avenues, northwest of Fresno, shortly after 9 p.m. The one-acre fire burned up garbage and dry grass before firefighters stopped it from heading down a steep ledge the leads to the San Joaquin River.

Battalion Chief Don Bier with the Fresno Fire Department says crews were able to contain the fire quickly.

"If it would've done that with the wind we have out here it would have driven it farther east. So yeah very good stuff for keeping it going down in there," said Bier.

Officials don't know what started this fire, but Bier says they'll be investigating.

Right down the street is the Fresno Bully Rescue. People were spraying water on the bushes and the rooftop in fear that the fire would spread in that direction.

Neighbors also doused their homes with water. Luckily no homes were in imminent danger.

Fire crews remained on the scene late Saturday night, watering down hot spots.

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