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Firefighters Gaining Ground On Rough Fire

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST  – Due to the diligence and hard work of crews and aircraft resources, the fire has now reached 67 percent containment. The weather conditions have cooperated with firefighting efforts to allow the increase in containment. Lines continued to be patrolled and mopped up throughout the night. Total acreage increased to 140,760 acres and the Rough Fire remains ...

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Rain Assists Crews On 140,000 Acre Rough Fire

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – A bit of precipitation yesterday brought welcome relief from the heat, and helped to dampen down some of the fire behavior on the Rough Fire, now estimated at 139,133 with 40 percent containment. There are currently 3,741 personnel assigned to the incident. The foothill communities west of the fire saw clearing skies as the winds moved ...

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Rough Fire Nears 130,000 Acres, Smokey Conditions Persist

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Rough Fire has now grown to 129,877 acres with 31 percent containment. The Fresno County Sheriff has issued an additional evacuation warning for the area along Hopewell Road north of Highway 180 and east to the Sequoia National Forest Boundary. The fire is now split into three zones: South Zone – managed by California IMT 4, ...

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Rough Fire Grows With No Additional Containment

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Central California residents woke once again to heavy smoke from the Rough Fire, which is now estimated at 128,796 acres with 29 percent containment. There are currently 2,570 personnel assigned to the incident, including 60 crews, 164 engines, 14 helicopters and 23 dozers. With the fire now into its seventh week, management teams continue to time ...

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Rough Fire Grows To Nearly 120,000 Acres

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – New evacuations and warnings for the Rough Fire were issued at 6 a.m. this morning, as the fire continues to threaten homes and communities near Hume Lake, Calif., and heavy smoke has become a daily challenge across central California. The Rough Fire has now grown to 119,069 acres with 29 percent containment. Heavy concentrations of smoke ...

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Rough Fire Closes Hume Lake Ranger District

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST  – The Rough Fire has now grown to 110, 134 acres and remains the largest active fire in California. Containment has fallen from 31 to 29 percent as the fire perimeter grows. Heavy concentrations of smoke were present near the fire today, with increased impacts in the San Joaquin Valley foothills northwest of the fire. Unhealthy to ...

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Hunters Need To Check Fire Restrictions

NORTH FORK – As the central Sierra’s wildfire season extends into the late summer and early fall, hunters should be aware that fire restrictions are in place as the hunting seasons begin. This may affect hunters’ usual routine in their favorite hunting areas. Hunters will find that: Campfires are prohibited Smoking is restricted to inside vehicles Driving is limited to ...

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Rough Fire Over 100,000 Acres As Smoke Blankets Area

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – As dense smoke continues to impact central California, the Rough Fire has now grown to 103, 244 acres, still at 31 percent containment, and remains the largest active fire in California. Heavy concentrations of smoke continue to be present in the fire area. Smoke is slow to lift with increased impacts in the San Joaquin Valley ...

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Firefighter Burn Injury On Rough Fire

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – At approximately 8 a.m. this morning, a firefighter was injured while working in the Converse Basin area of the Rough Fire. The firefighter was part of a Hotshot crew working the night shift, tasked with monitoring the fire line along Hoist Ridge, looking for spot fires that may have flared up outside the containment line. Given ...

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Growth Of Rough Fire Slowed, Smoke Still An Issue

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Rough Fire has grown to 85,894 acres with 31 percent containment and remains the largest active fire in California. Heavy concentrations of smoke are expected near the fire today. Smoke will be slow to lift, and light and variable transport winds are expected primarily from the south, with increased impacts expected in San Joaquin Valley ...

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