- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A special fire crew has deployed cameras, heat sensors and wind gauges to study the behavior of a massive California wildfire.

The goal is to determine how effective clearing and burning out brush are in slowing the path of a large wildfire.

The Fresno Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1NYheoY) that the U.S. Forest Service’s Fire Behavior Assessment Team set up the equipment on Thursday in the path of a wildfire burning in the Sierra National Forest east of Fresno. The fire has burned 94 square miles and is 25 percent contained.

Firefighter Shawn Lenske says the crew hiked to within one mile of the flames to set up the sensors.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com

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