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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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Rough Fire Over 81,000 Acres, Smoke Still A Concern

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST -The Rough Fire has grown to 81,549 acres with 25 percent containment, and is currently the largest active fire in California. There are 1,901 personnel currently assigned to the incident. The Incident Command Team for the South Zone will host a virtual camp tour today on Periscope in several segments beginning at 9 a.m. The initial segment ...

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Have A Voice In How Federal Dollars Are Spent

CLOVIS – If you would like to have a say in how federal dollars are spent on lands in Madera and Fresno Counties, you may be interested in becoming a member of the committee that has input in those decisions. The Fresno County and Madera County Resource Advisory Committees (RAC) are seeking applications from interested citizens who would like to ...

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Rough Fire Now Largest In California At 77,000 Acres

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Rough Fire has grown to 77,287 acres and is currently the largest active fire in California. About 47,907 acres are on the Sierra National Forest, 29,110 acres on the Sequoia National Forest, 207 acres on Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park and 62 acres of state responsibility. There are 2,040 personnel currently assigned to the ...

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Rough Fire Still Challenging Crews In Difficult Terrain

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Rough Fire, burning near Hume Lake, has now grown to 66,542 acres with 25 percent containment. There are currently 2,121 personnel assigned to the incident, including 38 crews, 159 engines and 12 helicopters. Transport winds are expected to push the smoke northeast of active fire today. Significant impacts will continue in areas near the fire ...

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Smoke Blankets Central Sierra From 60,000 Acre Rough Fire

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Rough Fire continues to smother the Central Sierra in thick smoke, causing at least one false alarm for local firefighters this morning as a fire was called in on Road 224 in North Fork. After making contact with the person reporting the fire, crews determined that the smoke from the Rough Fire was the cause ...

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Rough Fire nears 56,000 Acres, Smoke Still Impacts Mountain Area

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Rough Fire has now grown to 55,989 acres with 25 percent containment, and continues to blanket the Central Sierra with smoke, especially in the morning hours. With slight changes in weather patterns, expect to see heavy concentrations of smoke in the western foothills and areas within the Kings River Canyon until mid-afternoon. This evening, smoke ...

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