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Sierra National Forest issues Forest Order

Clovis – The purpose of Forest Order No. 05-15-51-21-18 is to provide for public safety due to unknown hazards found in and near the Savage Lundy Trail, within the Bass Lake Ranger District. Designated recreation sites, roads, and trails in proximity and/or leading to this location will be off limits to public. This Order will be effective from August 29, ...

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Update: Convicted Arsonist Kenneth Allan Jackson Scheduled for Release Next Tuesday from Prison

Tuesday afternoon we received confirmation that Kenneth Allen Jackson’s release has been pushed back to January 15 of 2022. This happened because of the quick response of the YLP community to our request for signatures and victim services requests. Although no reason has been given for this change it seems likely that the support of Senator Anna Caballero who assisted ...

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Forest Service Announces Cause of 2020 Creek Fire

CLOVIS, Calif. — The Forest Service announced the results of the investigation into the cause of the Creek Fire, a wildfire that began on September 4, 2020, and burned approximately 379,895 acres, destroyed 853 structures, and damaged an additional 64 structures on the Sierra National Forest below Big Creek. Despite an exhaustive investigation, the cause of the fire is officially ...

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River Fire | Final at 9656 Acres with 100% Containment

OAKHURST – The River Fire final at 9656 acres burned with 100% containment. Six major structures have been destroyed and six minor structures destroyed. One residences damaged and one minor structure damaged. Engine crews will continue to patrol the fire area over the next couple of days. For your safety and the safety of the first responders, please be cautious on ...

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River Fire Incident Update

MADERA COUNTY – The River Fire increased overnight to 9500 acres with 15% containment. There are currently 600 structures threatened with 4 destroyed along with 4 outbuildings. Damage assessment is ongoing. Firefighters continue to aggressively attack the fire while dangerous heat persists. Low humidity, tree torching, wind driven runs and frequent spot fires continue to challenge firefighters. Crews are working hard ...

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River Fire Doubles to 8000 Acres with 10% Containment

Evacuation Order Update – July 12, 2021 at 4:01 pm  An Evacuation Order has been issued for Road 600 between Apache Ranch Road and Blazing Saddle Trail including the spur road JWP Ranch Road due to the River Fire. There is an immediate threat to life. This is an evacuation order to leave now. The area is being closed to ...

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River Fire Evacuation Center In Mariposa

MARIPOSA – On Sunday, July 11, the Red Cross of the Central Valley opened a Resource Center at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the River Fire in Mariposa and Madera counties. Red Cross volunteers continue to be on site providing safe shelter, meals, water and health services to evacuees impacted by this ...

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Fire Near Raymond/Bootjack, Dubbed River Fire

Updated Evacuation Information – July 11, 2021 at 6:02 pm –  An Evacuation Warning has been issued for ROAD 600 BETWEEN ROAD 415 AND ROAD 812, ALL SPURS ALSO due to FIRE. There is a potential threat to life and property. Monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately. Don’t wait for an evacuation order to leave if ...

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Red Cross Opens Temporary Shelter

The Red Cross of the Central Valley has opened a Temporary Evacuation Point for victims of the River Fire. NORTH FORK – The Red Cross of the Central Valley has opened a Temporary Evacuation Point at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338) for residents affected by the River Fire in Mariposa, CA. Red Cross volunteers will ...

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Effects of The Creek Fire on The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Gets a Closer Look on This New Episode of “Outside Beyond the Lens”

Wildfire devastation gives way to silver linings in the Sierra National Forest. This powerful new production explores the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, now a journey with front-row views of a forest in a state of rebirth.  NORTH FORK, CA – Another episode of “Outside Beyond the Lens” hits close to home for the mountain communities in California living with the ...

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