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Crews Make Good Progress On Sacata Fire

FRESNO COUNTY — Smoke is still visible across many surrounding communities as the Sacata Fire near Pine Flat Reservoir moves into its fourth day. The fire, which was reported at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, has now grown to 1,700 acres with 35 percent containment. Fire officials report that good progress has been made as crews work to strengthen ...

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Sacata Fire Grows To Over 1,500 Acres

FRESNO COUNTY — The Sacata Fire, burning north of Pine Flat Reservoir in the Sierra National Forest, has now grown to 1,502 acres with just 5 percent containment. The fire was reported at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, and is burning in tall, dry grass west of Road 10S69 near Deep Creek, and east of Eagle Peak. There ...

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Sacata Fire Grows To 500 Acres

FRESNO COUNTY — The Sacata Fire, burning on the Sierra National Forest north of Pine Flat Reservoir, has now grown to 500 acres. The fire was reported at about 1 p.m. yesterday, and is burning in tall grass, west of Road 10S69 near Deep Creek, and east of Eagle Peak. Firefighters stayed on the line throughout the night, including crews ...

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Fire Burning Near Pine Flat East Of Fresno

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST —  Smoke can be seen from across the area from the Sacata Fire, burning near Sacata Ridge, located above Pine Flat Reservoir near Haslett Basin. The fire was reported at 1 p.m. and quickly grew to over 350 acres. It is currently burning in tall grass west of Road 10S69 near Deep Creek and is east of ...

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Annual Drawdown Begins At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Visitor and residents along Bass Lake will see water levels begin to drop in the coming weeks as water is released in the annual drawdown. Beginning Sept. 29, PG&E will be begin operation of the power houses at Crane Valley and along the river as they lower the lake level to provide water to downstream users. “The ...

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Ten Large Wildfires Burning Across California

CALIFORNIA — Over 12,300 firefighters are battling 10 large wildfires in California. Despite mild temperatures yesterday, dry and gusty conditions allowed for two new fires to spread quickly and force evacuations in Butte and Kern counties. This weekend the weather is expected to remain relatively mild as it has over the past week. Dry conditions will continue in many areas ...

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What’s That “Smoke” Near Cascadel Woods?

NORTH FORK — For several mornings, people have been reporting a smoke up near Cascadel Woods, near Forest Road 8S09. Just to put residents at ease, we want to let you know that it’s actually dust being created by masticators chewing up branches as the Forest Service contractors work to keep the area around that mountain community free of ladder ...

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Wildfires Char Over 417,000 Acres In California

CALIFORNIA — Over 10,000 firefighters are battling 6 large wildfires in California. This morning firefighters were able to contain the destructive Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County which has been burning since Aug. 12. The Blue Cut Fire burned an estimated 321 structures, including 105 homes, making it the 20th most destructive wildfire in California’s history. Last week firefighters ...

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Help Decide How Federal Dollars Are Spent

CLOVIS – The Fresno County/Madera County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is seeking applications from interested citizens who would like to join a committee to provide guidance for Federal dollars to be used in each of the two Counties. President Clinton signed into law the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000. This Act was designed to restore ...

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Hunting Season Starts In Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — As hunting season begins, the Forest Service prepares for the arrival of hunters from all over California. Archery season for deer begins Aug. 20 and will run until Sept. 11. General hunting season begins Sept. 17 and ends Oct. 30. For more information regarding hunting please visit https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/. Currently the Sierra National Forest has fire restrictions ...

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