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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 are currently 259 personnel assigned to the incident, including firefighters and equipment from the Sierra National Forest, Cal Fire and other agencies.

Resources continue to arrive at the scene, and a Type 2 Incident Management Team will take command of the fire tomorrow at 9 a.m.

A VLAT (Very Large Air Tanker) was over the fire today, and air tankers and helicopters will resume their attack from the air in the morning.

No structures are reported to have been threatened at this time, and no evacuations have been ordered.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

We will update as new information becomes available.


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