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Vegetation Fire Temporarily Closes Highway 41

O’NEALS – A vegetation fire closed a portion of Highway 41 this morning from Road 200 to just south of the Rocky Cut (north of the 22-Mile House). The fire was reported just before 9:30 a.m. burning along the highway near Road 406, finally consuming about 1.5 acres before forward progress was stopped at 9:53 a.m. All incoming resources not ...

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Road Closures Lifted On Kerkhoff Fire

AUBERRY – The Kerkhoff Fire, burning just north of Auberry on Powerhouse Road, is now 80 percent contained at a re-estimated size of 60 acres. The closure of Powerhouse Road between the San Joaquin River bridge and Wish-I-Ah was lifted at 6 p.m. last night. The fire was reported just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18.

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Kerkhoff Fire Holds At 80 Acres

AUBERRY – Firefighters on the Kerkhoff Fire made good progress overnight, holding the blaze at 80 acres with 50 percent containment. The fire was reported just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, and is burning along Powerhouse Road north of Auberry on the east side of the San Joaquin River. The road closure at Road 222 and Road 200 ...

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Kerkhoff Fire Now At 80 Acres

AUBERRY РThe Kerkoff Fire is now estimated at 80 acres, and is burning  just above Kerkhoff Reservoir, north of Auberry on the east side of the San Joaquin River Canyon. The fire was reported just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, near 39000 Powerhouse Road. Firefighters have responded from Cal Fire MMU and the Fresno/Kings Unit, and Sierra ...

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Firefighters Battling 75-Acre Fire Near Kerkhoff

AUBERRY – Firefighters are battling a 75-acre wildfire just above Kerkhoff Reservoir, north of Auberry. The fire was reported just before 5 p.m. today near 39000 Powerhouse Road. Firefighters are responding from Cal Fire MMU and FKU, and Sierra National Forest. Air attack is over the fire, directing operations for three air tankers and two helicopters. Dozers are also en ...

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Yosemite Fires Update July 14

YOSEMITE – Thunderstorms came through the park starting July 1, and remained active through July 11, sparking several new fires. Yosemite National Park currently has nine lightning-caused fires. These kinds of fires can take days or weeks to detect because vegetation has to dry out enough to create smoke or visible flames after the storm passes over. Additional fires may ...

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Update On Yosemite Fires July 6

YOSEMITE – Thunderstorms came through Yosemite National Park starting on July 1, sparking six new lightning-caused fires. Lightning-caused fires can take days or weeks to detect because vegetation has to dry out enough to create smoke or visible flames after the storm passes over. Additional fires may be discovered as that process takes place. Most of these recent fires are ...

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Early Morning House Fire Near Indian Lakes

COARSEGOLD – After a fairly uneventful evening of patrolling the area during 4th of July festivities, firefighters were called out to a structure fire on Road 417 at around 2 a.m. this morning. Crews responded to a house on fire about one-quarter mile east of Highway 41 in the Indian Lakes area. There were about six people in the approximately ...

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Dozens Of Lightning Fires Sparked On The SNF

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Last week’s lightning storm ignited 33 fires on the Sierra National Forest Thursday and Friday afternoon. Thirty-two are located on the High Sierra Ranger district and one is located on the Bass Lake Ranger District. At this time, there are 120 firefighters actively supporting fire suppression on the Sierra, including many who are stationed on the ...

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Fire Threatens Homes In YLP

COARSEGOLD – Crews were called out at 1:17 p.m. this afternoon for reports of a vegetation fire on Creek Road, just south of Patrick Avenue in Yosemite Lakes Park. First firefighters on scene reported the fire at about one acre, burning in grass and oak woodland, with two structures immediately threatened. Patrick Avenue was closed off at Yosemite Springs Parkway, ...

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