It's forced at least 1,000 people from their homes. Evacuation orders remain in effect for about 300 people. No homes have been lost in the fire and it's not yet known how it started.
Several valley fire crews are in Sierra Madre to help fight those flames. A total of fifteen firefighters from Fresno and Madera counties are part of a strike team working the front lines.
The local firefighters don't know how long they will be there, but are prepared to stay as long as necessary.