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Empire Fire In Yosemite Is Now 750 Acres

YOSEMITE — The Empire Fire, burning in the wilderness area of Yosemite National Park, is now estimated at 750 acres. Smoke from the fire continues to impact surrounding areas, especially in the morning hours. The fire is burning in red fir timber, dormant brush and hardwood slash, with pockets of green leaf manzanita and chinquapin brush as well as heavy ...

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Butte Fire Burning On The Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – On Monday, Aug. 7, Sierra National Forest (NF) fire crews first responded to the Butte Fire, a lightning-caused fire burning between Cargyle and Stairway Creeks in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Initial suppression actions have been successful in channeling the direction of the fire, despite active burning in steep, rugged terrain, with difficult access. As of this ...

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Detwiler Suppression Repair Efforts Halted

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Suppression repair work on the Detwiler Fire has been suspended due to high fire danger. On Sunday, July 16, the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of Cal Fire responded to the Detwiler Fire, which started in the Hunters Valley are of Mariposa County. As of Tuesday, Aug. 8, the fire is 81,826 acres and 98 percent contained. Fire chave been ...

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Empire Fire In Yosemite Now Over 400 Acres

YOSEMITE — The Empire Fire in Yosemite is now estimated at 412 acres. The lightning-cause fire was first reported on July 31. It is burning in the wilderness area in a red fire forest, approximately one mile south of the Bridalveil Campground east of Alder Creek drainage and west of Bridalveil Creek drainage, and is being managed for both resource ...

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More Fires In North Fork And Coarsegold Tonight

NORTH FORK — Just minutes after the Rancheria Cal Fire engines were released from the Lark Fire on Road 225, another vegetation fire was reported, this one on Road 221 just north of the stop sign at Road 223. The first engine at scene reported it at about a 50 x 50 spot, burning on the east side of the ...

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Vegetation Fire On Road 225 In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Just before 4 p.m. today crews were called to reports of a vegetation fire burning in the vicinity of Road 225 and Lark Lane in North Fork. The first engine on scene reports the fire is about one-acre, burning in grass and brush at a moderate rate. At least one home is immediately threatened. Residents surrounding the ...

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Empire Fire In Yosemite Doubles In Size

YOSEMITE — Areas surrounding Yosemite National Park continue to be impacted by smoke from the Empire Fire, burning in the wilderness area inside the park. The fire is currently 309 acres and is being managed for both protection and resources objectives; it is being monitored, but not suppressed. The Empire Fire is approximately one mile south of the Bridalveil Campground ...

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Crews Respond To Vegetation Fire In Catheys Valley

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters were dispatched to a vegetation fire this afternoon, just north of Catheys Valley. At 5:20 p.m., reports came in of a fire burning on Hornitos Road near Oak Creek Ranch Road. The first engine at scene reported about three acres of grass burning, with one structure immediately threatened. Ten engines, two water tenders, two dozers, two ...

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Cause of the Detwiler Fire Released

MARIPOSA – California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) investigators have determined the cause of the Detwiler fire. The discharge of firearms, on public lands, is responsible for sparking the fire. The specific circumstances surrounding the cause remain under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the person or persons responsible for starting the Detwiler fire is asked to contact ...

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