A massive fire at a lumberyard in Fresno has prompted officials with the Valley Air District to issue a health caution for residents from Fresno to Kern Counties.
The two to three acre fire began overnight at the McFarland Cascade utility pole yard near Golden State Boulevard. The facility provides wood utility poles to companies throughout the region, including PG&E.
As of Thursday afternoon the fire continued to burn. Pete Martinez with the Fresno Fire Department says the firefighting efforts were hampered by the lack of a working set of fire hydrants at the site.