Fresno begins cleaning out homeless encampments

August 26, 2013 6:50:27 AM PDT
City of Fresno crews are cleaning out a large homeless encampment in Downtown Fresno near the Poverello House.

The efforts began around 7 a.m. Monday at the camp near Santa Ana and F streets. City leaders say the encampments pose a number of health and safety issues.

Crews plan to finish clearing the area near the Poverello House over the next few days. The effort will continue next month at Los Angeles and E streets, and then an area near H Street and Santa Clara.