Major Grass Fire Along Kings River Threatens Homes

Firefighters are battling a major grassfire that is threatening homes in Kingsburg, near the Kings River.

The fires started just after 8:00 p.m., along Avenue 400 near Kings River Golf and Country Club.

Firefighters from Tulare County, Kings County, Kingsburg and Reedley are all on scene.

They've got at least six engines out there.

They're asking for even more help, possibly from inmate crews.

They're also asking for heavy machinery like bulldozers to clear space.

Crews say they aren't just dealing with grass.

There's also heavy brush and trees fueling those flames.

Tulare County Firefighters say one person is being treated after breathing in smoke.

That person is expected to be okay.