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Full Moon Tonight, Harvest Or Not

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – Reader and frequent contributor of sunsets and other nature photographs Courtney Cara dubbed it the Railroad Moon, as our big view of the light in the nighttime sky locally may be filtered through a haze of smoke due to fires burning in the Sierra. You could call it the Mission Moon, South Fork Moon or the Peak Moon ...

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Railroad Fire Still Active Near Cedar Valley And Calvin Crest

OAKHURST — Once again the mountain area was greeted with a dense blanket of smoke as the sun rose over the Railroad Fire, burning north of Oakhurst. The fire is now estimated at 10,734 acres with 23 percent containment. There are currently 835 personnel assigned to the incident including 89 engines, 13 hand crews and 12 dozers. Air Operations reported ...

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More Red Cross Shelters Open For Wildfire Evacuees

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is continuing to care for dozens of residents affected by multiple wildfires throughout the area. Last night more than 70 residents slept in three Red Cross shelters. The following shelter locations are currently open for anyone impacted by these wildfires: Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B in Oakhurst Sierra Vista ...

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Railroad Fire Continues Push South, Now Nearly 10,000 Acres

OAKHURST — It was an eventful night on the lines for crews working the Railroad Fire, which forced the evacuation of Cedar Valley and Sky Ranch yesterday. The fire is now estimated at 9,790 acres with 23 percent containment. The number of structures lost has now risen to 14. Early yesterday evening, a spot fire was reported between Bissett Station ...

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Railroad Fire Pushes Hard To The South, More Evacuations

FISH CAMP — After a day of intense activity on the southern perimeter of the Railroad Fire, it is now estimated at 6,180 acres with 23 percent containment. There are currently 800 personnel assigned to the incident. A storm passed through the area this afternoon creating strong outflow winds and pushing the fire south toward the residential areas of Cedar ...

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Red Cross Reopens Evacuation Center In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley has reopened the emergency center at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Road. (Road 425B). Volunteers are on hand to provide a safe place for residents to stay plus meals, hygiene items and more. “With multiple wildfires burning at once, our Red Cross disaster team is working closely with ...

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Mandatory Evacuation In Cedar Valley For Railroad Fire

OAKHURST — At 10 a.m. this morning, a mandatory evacuation order was issued for the Cedar Valley Subdivision due to a spot fire over the line from the Railroad Fire, burning just to the north of Cedar Valley. This evacuation notice includes the following roads: Cedar Valley Drive Deer Run Trail Lazy Oak Drive Cedar Brook Road Cedar Springs Road ...

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Crews Secure Lines Around Fish Camp On Railroad Fire

FISH CAMP – For the first time since the Railroad Fire started on Tuesday, there is significant black line on the fire map — meaning those parts of the perimeter are secure and can be noted as “contained.” The fire is now estimated at 5,414 acres with 10 percent containment. Crews continued to work the slop-over from Thursday night on ...

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No Estimated Date To Reopen Highway 41, Say Railroad Fire Officials

OAKHURST — To say it was standing room only would be a compete understatement, as hundreds crowded into the Oakhurst Community Center to hear from fire and law enforcement officials what they can expect in the coming days of the Railroad Fire. The fire is now estimated at 2,185 acres with zero percent containment. However, Incident Commander Deron Mills wanted to ...

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