Dozens of people had to be rescued by aircraft as a wildfire burned nearby in Central California.
Multiple fire agencies are responding to the Creek Fire burning in Fresno County. It is currently 36,000 acres and zero percent contained.
The fire is being considered a multi-casualty incident, as several people have now been injured by the flames.
Fresno Fire is on scene of a multi-casualty incident receiving patients injured by the Creek Fire, information is incomplete at this time regarding how many patients and severity of injuries. Several aircraft are transporting victims to FYI airport, National Guard assisting.
— Fresno Fire PIO (@FresnoFire) September 6, 2020
According to the Fresno City Fire Department, 63 people were rescued Saturday night. Two had severe injuries, ten with moderate injuries and 51 others with minor or no injuries.
Around 7:30 p.m., the Madera County Sheriff Office said in a Facebook post that 150 people were unable to evacuate from the Mammoth Pool Reserve in the Sierra National Forest.