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Mission Fire Slows Overnight, No Reports Of More Homes Lost

NORTH FORK — A fire camp sprang up overnight at the Old Mill site near Madera County Fire Station 11, a sight all too familiar to residents over the past five years. The Mission Fire is still estimated at 650 acres with 0 percent containment. It is burning in Cal Fire jurisdiction and on Sierra National Forest land. There are ...

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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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Mission Fire Grows To 650 Acres, Multiple Structures Lost

NORTH FORK — The Mission Fire has now grown to 650 acres with 0 containment, and continues pushing up the mountain through Cascadel Woods. Multiple structures have been lost, and over 200 are threatened. The fire has now burned into the Sierra National Forest. Everyone has been evacuated from Cascadel Heights and Cascadel Woods. Road 233 is closed and evacuated, ...

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Sky Ranch Road Evacuated, Railroad Fire Bears Down On Cedar Valley

FISH CAMP — Sky Ranch Road is now being evacuated as the Railroad Fire continues its push south toward Cedar Valley. This morning the fire spotted across the lines near Sugar Pine, prompting the evacuation of Cedar Valley. By 4:30 p.m., the fire was reported as having moved south past the Lewis Creek Trailhead, and deputies fanned out across the ...

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Mission Fire Destroys Three Structures, Now 500 Acres

NORTH FORK — The Mission Fire continues burning along Road 233 and into Cascadel Woods. It has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people and is threatening about over 200 homes. At this time, deputies have gone door to evacuate everyone on Road 233 (Cascadel Road) and all extension roads including Mission Drive and Peckinpah Acres, everyone in Cascadel Heights ...

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Mandatory Evacuation For Cascadel As Mission Fire Grows

NORTH FORK — Evacuations are underway for a new fire, this one on Mission Drive just off Cascadel Drive in North Fork. The fire was reported just after 1 p.m., and the first engine on scene reported it at about four acres. By 1:52 it was estimated at about 30 acres. The fire is spotting out ahead of itself up ...

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More Than 12,000 Firefighters Battling 19 Large Wildfires

CALIFORNIA — The lack of resources and the limited air power on the Railroad Fire is frustrating. However, communities across the state are in the same situation as 19 large wildfires, and countless smaller ones, demand response. Adding to the challenges is the near record-breaking heat, and humidity levels dipping down into the single digits. In the northern part of ...

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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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