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Forest Service Firefighters Injured In Rollover Accident Near Clovis

CLOVIS – Five firefighters were injured this morning when a US Forest Service fire engine rolled over on Highway 168 between Academy and Shepherd Avenues near Clovis, according to CHP. Just after 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, a small SUV was attempting what was described as an unsafe pass, and collided with the firetruck, which was carrying five firefighters. ...

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Cartel Pot Grow On Forest Service Land

MARIPOSA COUNTY – On July 8, 2015 the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office along with the US Forest Service, conducted a marijuana eradication operation in the Sierra National Forest. The garden, located in the Signal Peak area, was identified as an illegal Mexican Cartel Drug Trafficking Operation. While entering the garden complex, members of the eradication team located two subjects. One ...

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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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Fires Banned On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – As of today, June 30, fires of any kind are banned on the Sierra National Forest, except as listed below. With thousand hour fuel moisture at less than 14 percent and a drying trend predicted, Forest Supervisor Dean Gould has declared these prohibitions effective immediately. The Order reads as follows: Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and ...

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Lost Injured Hiker Located Near Granite Creek

NORTH FORK – A hiker who went missing on Friday, June 26, near Clover Meadow was located by Search & Rescue teams after spending the night alone in the forest. Searchers were called out on Friday afternoon after the man failed to return to where he was camping with a friend. The 62-year-old man from Wood Acre, Calif., was reportedly ...

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Sky Ranch Road Re-Opens

OAKHURST – The Sky Fire, that started on Thursday, June 18, near Oakhurst, is now 96% contained and was last reported at 500 acres. Due to suppression efforts, dangerous trees in the area, and heavy equipment working along the roadway, the Sierra National Forest deemed it necessary to close Road 632 (Sky Ranch) for the safety of the public. As ...

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Assessing The Damage On Recent Fires

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team for the Sky and Corrine Fire is working to complete its assessment and recommendations to lessen immediate hazards to public resources from the effects of the fire. The team is led by geologist Alan Gallegos from the Sierra National Forest. The BAER team is made up of specialists from ...

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Containment Date For Sky Fire Announced

OAKHURST – Sky Ranch Road (632) remains closed as firefighters continue to remove dead and burned trees from along the roadway, and equipment is still working in the area. Campgrounds above the fire area are open, including Soquel, Grey’s Mountain and Nelder Grove, according to the Sky Fire Public Information Officer, though access will be from Beasore Road or other ...

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Firefighters Hosted By The Camp They Saved

Submitted by Rev. Bill Ekhardt, DMin MBA, Calvin Crest Conferences OAKHURST – Calvin Crest Conferences, a Christian Camp in Oakhurst, Calif., that was evacuated last Thursday due to the Sky Fire, is now housing up to 120 firefighters who helped save it from the fire. Crews began arriving around noon on Wednesday, and Calvin Crest plans to host the fire ...

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Activity On Sky Fire Winding Down

OAKHURST – The 500-acre Sky Fire is now 90 percent contained, and the number of personnel assigned to the incident has been reduced to 520. Today crews will continue fire line suppression repair and mop-up on all parts of the fire. Resource Advisors from the Forest Service have identified the extent of suppression repair needed.

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