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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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Minor Charged In Willow Fire Under House Arrest

MADERA – The juvenile who was charged with two felonies for starting the Willow Fire appeared in court today while in custody of the Madera County Juvenile Detention Facility. The minor, through his attorney, waived time for the jurisdictional hearing originally scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28, for the purposes of obtaining a psychological evaluation for the Court. The minor will ...

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Rough Fire Nearly 52,000 Acres

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Smoke from the Rough Fire continues to impact the Central Sierra, and has now grown to 51,794 acres with 17 percent containment. There are currently 1,984 personnel assigned to the incident, including 24 crews, 138 engines and 10 helicopters. With slight changes in weather patterns, expect to see heavy concentrations of smoke in the western foothills ...

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Rough Fire Nearly 50,000 Acres, Smoke Still A Concern

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Rough Fire, which continues to impact the Central Sierra with dense smoke, has now grown to 49,440 acres, with 17 percent containment. The fire was reported on July 31, and was lightning-caused. There are currently 2,126 personnel assigned to the incident, including 24 crews, 148 engines and 10 helicopters. The fire has been divided into ...

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What To Do About Beetle Kill Trees

CENTRAL SIERRA – Four years of drought have put tremendous stress on trees in California’s forests, resulting in widespread mortality. While bark beetles are the primary cause of mortality for most pine and fir trees, other trees such as incense cedar and live oak are simply dying from lack of water. Extensive tree mortality is occurring in many areas across ...

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