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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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Railroad Fire Moves Into Nelder Grove Of Giant Sequoias

FISH CAMP — The Railroad Fire continues its push to the east, but the fire activity most are likely concerned about today is the move to the southeast and into the 1,540 acres of the Sierra National Forest that is the Nelder Grove. There are about 100 mature sequoias, mixed with pine, fir and cedar in the Grove. The fire ...

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Lack Of Resources Continues To Hamper Efforts On Railroad Fire

FISH CAMP — Mountain area residents awoke today to the glow of the Railroad Fire up on the mountain, cars dusted with ash, and a deep orange sunrise. The new estimate on the Railroad Fire after last night’s flyover is now 2,971 acres with zero percent containment. There are currently 437 personnel assigned to the incident including 35 engines, 10 ...

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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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Homeward Bound From Railroad Fire, Battalion Chief Dies In Traffic Accident

SANTA MARIA – Station KEYT is reporting that a Battalion Chief returning home from the Railroad Fire has died following a traffic accident. Oscar Flores says Los Padres National Forest officials announced that Santa Lucia District Battalion Chief Gary Helming was killed in a car crash early Thursday morning, Aug. 31, while returning home from an assignment on the Railroad ...

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Railroad Fire Continues To Grow, More Evacuations And Warnings

FISH CAMP — After a night of very active fire behavior, crews had their work cut out for them today on the Railroad Fire, especially in the northeast section. A heavy layer of smoke once again blanketed the area, but by about 11 a.m. the inversion had lifted on the south, and temperatures were headed to triple digits and winds ...

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Very Active Fire Behavior Overnight On The Railroad Fire

FISH CAMP — The Railroad Fire was very active overnight, pushing to the east along Jackson Road (6S07), and to the southwest behind Westfall Ranger Station. The fire is now estimated at 1,901 acres. Yesterday’s estimated containment was 5 percent, but with the fire pushing out on so many parts of the perimeter, the containment is likely negligible at this ...

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Historic Equipment Burns At Yosemite Mt. Sugar Pine Railroad

FISH CAMP — The Railroad Fire started just across the road from the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Hence the name. It burned to the north, past the Narrow Gauge Inn which is just feet away, then crossed the road to the east and destroyed several homes. But the railroad was spared. That was day one. On day two, erratic ...

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Intense Fire Behavior As Railroad Fire Spots Across Hwy 41

FISH CAMP — Erratic wind events, numerous spot fires, and limited air resources presented challenges for firefighters today on the Railroad Fire. The fire is now estimated at 1,200 acres with 5 percent containment. However those numbers are estimates and will change after tonight’s flyover. As of this morning, there were 350 personnel assigned to the incident including 26 engines, ...

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