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Crews Make Progress On Goose Fire, Evacuations Remain In Place

PRATHER —  Firefighters held the Goose Fire at 1,800 acres overnight, and have now achieved 15 percent containment. Excessive heat, steep terrain and extremely dry vegetation have hampered fire suppression efforts, and heavy smoke can sometimes impact the air attack. The number of personnel assigned to the incident has grown to 1,328, including 99 engines, 28 crews, 9 helicopters, 12 ...

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Goose Fire Now 1,800 Acres, Still Only 5 Percent Contained

PRATHER — As excessive heat, steep terrain and extremely dry vegetation hamper fire suppression efforts, the Goose Fire has now grown to 1,800 acres, still with just 5 percent containment. The fire continues to move to the southeast, and firefighters will work through the night to construct and strengthen containment lines. The number of personnel assigned to the incident has grown ...

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Goose Fire Grows To 1,500 Acres

PRATHER — The Goose Fire, burning just south of Prather off Gooseberry Lane and Morgan Canyon, is now estimated at 1,500 acres, and is still just 5 percent contained. About 200 structures are threatened, and nearly 300 homes have been ordered to evacuate. According to Cal Fire, “multiple” structures have been damaged, but none destroyed. There are currently 500 personnel ...

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Fork Fire Nears Total Containment

NORTH FORK — As activity on the Fork Fire winds down, the only signs many will see of the recent burn are some charred trees along the roadway and the pink retardant painting trees, mailboxes and rooftops. The fire is now 90 percent contained at 38 acres, and crews continue to be demobilized to return to their home units, or head ...

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Goose Fire Grows To 1,000 Acres

PRATHER — The Goose Fire, burning south of Prather along Highway 168, has now grown to 1,000 acres with just 5 percent containment. The fire was reported at 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon in the area of Gooseberry Lane and Morgan Canyon (see map below), and has forced the evacuation of more than 300 homes and closed Highway 168 from Auberry Road ...

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Firefighters Save Homes Before Fire Has A Chance To Start

NORTH FORK — Firefighters from the Rancheria Cal Fire Station in North Fork played a different kind of role in fire protection last Thursday when their sharp situational awareness headed off what could have led to disastrous results. Just after 12:30 p.m. Engine 4255 had made its way to the end of Duke Road just off Road 200 and was ...

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Crews On Scene Of Longview Fire In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Crews are currently on scene of a fire burning in vegetation in the 30000 block of Longview Lane in Coarsegold, at the intersection of Longview and the Flying O Ranch Road. Evacuation warnings have been issued for residents two miles on either side, immediately east and west of the fire. The Longview Fire was called in just after 1 p.m. today, and ...

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Winding Fire Quickly Doused In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Multiple engines and firefighters are currently on the scene of a commercial structure fire at Oakhurst Storage, located at 40820 Winding Way. The fire started in an office building for the storage company and no storage units were involved in this incident. The fire was reported at 11:20 a.m. As of now, ten engines, one water tender, thirty-five ...

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Evacuations To Be Lifted On Fork Fire

NORTH FORK — Crews make good progress on the Fork Fire last night, completing dozer line around the entire perimeter, save a few spots that were too steep to access. In those small areas, hand line was dug to tie everything in. The fire was last estimated at just over 38 acres, and is now 40 percent contained. Though there ...

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Firefighters Make Amazing Stop On Fork Fire

NORTH FORK — Just a few days after the one-year anniversary of the start of the Willow Fire, that scorched over 5,700 acres near North Fork last summer, residents were put on edge once again as a fast-moving fire threatened over 200 homes. Just before 6 p.m., reports began coming in of a structure fire in the Old Mill Housing ...

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