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Mandatory Evacuation For Cascadel As Mission Fire Grows

NORTH FORK — Evacuations are underway for a new fire, this one on Mission Drive just off Cascadel Drive in North Fork. The fire was reported just after 1 p.m., and the first engine on scene reported it at about four acres. By 1:52 it was estimated at about 30 acres. The fire is spotting out ahead of itself up ...

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More Than 12,000 Firefighters Battling 19 Large Wildfires

CALIFORNIA — The lack of resources and the limited air power on the Railroad Fire is frustrating. However, communities across the state are in the same situation as 19 large wildfires, and countless smaller ones, demand response. Adding to the challenges is the near record-breaking heat, and humidity levels dipping down into the single digits. In the northern part of ...

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Mandatory Evacuation In Cedar Valley For Railroad Fire

OAKHURST — At 10 a.m. this morning, a mandatory evacuation order was issued for the Cedar Valley Subdivision due to a spot fire over the line from the Railroad Fire, burning just to the north of Cedar Valley. This evacuation notice includes the following roads: Cedar Valley Drive Deer Run Trail Lazy Oak Drive Cedar Brook Road Cedar Springs Road ...

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Growth Of Railroad Fire Slows As Lower Temps Are Forecast

FISH CAMP – The Railroad Fire continues its push to the north and east, but firefighters are expected to get a bit of relief from the triple digit temperatures today. The fire grew by less than 400 acres in the past 24 hours, and is now estimated at 5,800 acres with 15 percent containment. There are currently 823 personnel assigned ...

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Crews Secure Lines Around Fish Camp On Railroad Fire

FISH CAMP – For the first time since the Railroad Fire started on Tuesday, there is significant black line on the fire map — meaning those parts of the perimeter are secure and can be noted as “contained.” The fire is now estimated at 5,414 acres with 10 percent containment. Crews continued to work the slop-over from Thursday night on ...

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Railroad Fire Moves Into Nelder Grove Of Giant Sequoias

FISH CAMP — The Railroad Fire continues its push to the east, but the fire activity most are likely concerned about today is the move to the southeast and into the 1,540 acres of the Sierra National Forest that is the Nelder Grove. There are about 100 mature sequoias, mixed with pine, fir and cedar in the Grove. The fire ...

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Lack Of Resources Continues To Hamper Efforts On Railroad Fire

FISH CAMP — Mountain area residents awoke today to the glow of the Railroad Fire up on the mountain, cars dusted with ash, and a deep orange sunrise. The new estimate on the Railroad Fire after last night’s flyover is now 2,971 acres with zero percent containment. There are currently 437 personnel assigned to the incident including 35 engines, 10 ...

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No Estimated Date To Reopen Highway 41, Say Railroad Fire Officials

OAKHURST — To say it was standing room only would be a compete understatement, as hundreds crowded into the Oakhurst Community Center to hear from fire and law enforcement officials what they can expect in the coming days of the Railroad Fire. The fire is now estimated at 2,185 acres with zero percent containment. However, Incident Commander Deron Mills wanted to ...

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Railroad Fire Continues To Grow, More Evacuations And Warnings

FISH CAMP — After a night of very active fire behavior, crews had their work cut out for them today on the Railroad Fire, especially in the northeast section. A heavy layer of smoke once again blanketed the area, but by about 11 a.m. the inversion had lifted on the south, and temperatures were headed to triple digits and winds ...

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