By Alan Sorensen
Three area fire departments responded to a wind-driven fire roaring dangerously close to cabins on the north shore of Fresno Reservoir Monday afternoon.
The fire, reported shortly before 5 p.m., was confined to about 25 or 30 acres north of the roadway leading past the cabins to the east of Kings Bay.
Barry Donoven, chief of the Kremlin Volunteer Fire Department, was unavailable for comment this morning, but his father, Keith, who also responded to the blaze, was available. Donoven said he suspected that fireworks may have caused the fire that apparently began alongside the dirt road.
Donoven said the Kremlin fire truck was joined at the scene by two trucks from the Wild Horse Volunteer Fire Department and one from the Havre Fire Department as part of a mutual aid agreement. He estimated that the fire was under control within an hour.