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Wildfire breaks out in Fresno Co. foothills, 50% contained, officials say

Fire crews are beginning to gain control of a wildfire that broke out in Fresno County Wednesday afternoon.

The fire, named the House Fire, broke out at about 12:30 pm in the area of Tollhouse Road and Pittman Hill Road (near Humphreys Station).

Officials say a US Forest Service firefighter had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital with minor injuries after being hit by a boulder during the firefight. A CAL FIRE firefighter also suffered a shoulder injury and will be taken to the hospital for treatment.

The fire is now 170 acres and crews have it 50% contained.

An evacuation warning was issued for some residents by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

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Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.