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Fire Burning On Scenic Byway Near Rock Creek

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – A fire near Rock Creek campground in the Sierra National Forest is limiting access to the Minarets/Mammoth Pool Road and displacing campers. About 100 acres have burned since the fire was reported about 6 a.m. this morning by the lookout at Shuteye Peak. The Incident Commander is reporting via radio that there is a potential for ...

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Fresno Forest Service Crew At Nelder Grove

NELDER GROVE – A half-mile hike into Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias yesterday revealed the presence of about 20 Sierra National Forest firefighters, hard at work. The Fresno 4 Crew is on detail at this location off Sky Ranch Road, just past the turnoff to Calvin Crest, working to restore the forest to its natural state. They are also available ...

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Fire Restrictions On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest will be implementing forest-wide fire restrictions. Higher fuel temperature, dry fuel conditions, severe drought, and an increase in fire activity on the forest and nationwide has led to this decision. Restrictions are in place in all areas on the Sierra National Forest, including the wilderness. Campfires and barbecues are only allowed in developed campgrounds ...

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Lightning Sparks Fires On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Last night’s spectacular lightning storm let U.S. Forest Service firefighters know they would likely be busy today. There were 173 confirmed lightning strikes across the Sierra National Forest, sparking some 10 fires, according to SNF Headquarters. The Cattle One Fire, burning on the Bass Lake Ranger District just below Clover Meadow, was reported by the lookout ...

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Fire Near Minarets Work Center

NORTH FORK – Firefighters on the Sierra National Forest got an early start to their season on Tuesday when a hazard reduction burn pile escaped up at Arnold Meadow just west of Minarets Work Center on the Bass Lake Ranger District. The fire burned 2.6 acres before being brought under control by Battalion 52, North Fork Engine 51, Batterson E13, ...

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Firewood Season Is Now Open

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Firewood cutting and gathering season in the Sierra National Forest opened on Apr. 1 and runs through Nov. 30. To cut and gather firewood in the Sierra National Forest, you must obtain a woodcutting permit authorizing the permit holder to gather a specified amount of dead and downed wood for personal use from any portion of ...

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Prescribed Burn On Source Kinsman Project

Submitted by Burt Stalter, Bass Lake Ranger District Battalion Chief NORTH FORK – The Sierra National Forest Bass Lake Ranger District will be igniting a prescribed burn on the Source Kinsman Fuels Project starting on Monday, Apr. 14 with a test burn, and continuing with the remainder of the burn unit on Tuesday or Wednesday depending on weather conditions. This ...

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Prescribed Burn Near Shaver Lake

CLOVIS – The High Sierra Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest has been conducting a prescribed burn in the vicinity of Blue Canyon south of Shaver Lake. The extraordinary dry weather has brought this research burn back to life, creating the perfect opportunity for continuing the research being carried out with the Pacific Southwest Research Station. Prescribed burning is ...

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Sierra National Forest Lifts Campfire Restrictions

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Based on changing weather trends, increases in relative humidity and a decrease in average temperatures, the Sierra National Forest is lifting the fire restrictions that were put in effect July 2. Forest Visitors will still need to obtain a campfire permit when camping outside of designated campgrounds and follow all guidelines when having an open flame ...

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Public Input Sought For Off Highway Vehicles Funding

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest is requesting public input for the 2014 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) funding/proposal submission cycle by hosting an Open House Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Forest Headquarters, 1600 Tollhouse Rd in Clovis. This year the State has funds available for education, operation and maintenance, law enforcement and restoration projects, and the ...

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