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Crews On Scene Of Rose Fire In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Crews are at scene of a residential structure fire in North Fork. The first firefighters to arrive reported that one home was fully involved and approximately one-tenth of an acre of vegetation was burning. Sierra National Forest personnel were the first ones on scene and started digging a fireline with hand tools around the structure. The fire was first ...

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Fire Burning South Of Ahwahnee On Road 600

AHWAHNEE — Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire on Road 600 just south of Ahwahnee, responding just moments ago. At 2:14 p.m., crews were dispatched to the address of 39420 Road 600. First engine at scene reported the fire at 3 to 4 acres with a moderate rate of spread. Text, email and phone alerts were sent out ...

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Goose Fire Now 65 Percent Contained

PRATHER — Firefighters are making good progress on the Goose Fire, burning south of Prather, which has charred 2,185 acres and is now 65 percent contained. Interior islands and isolated fuels continued to burn and smolder, and firefighters continue to construct and improve containment lines today. Fire suppression repair will also begin today. PG&E has restored power to most of ...

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Some Evacuations Lifted For Goose Fire

PRATHER — Firefighters held the line last night on the Goose Fire, which was reported this morning at 2,020 acres, the same estimate given last evening. The fire is now 30 percent contained. Damage assessment teams are in the area conducting evaluations, and power companies are conducting infrastructure assessment for the feasibility of re-energizing the western portion. Five structures have ...

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Update On The Goose Fire 7PM Monday

PRATHER — Though there was limited growth last night on the Goose Fire due to the hard work of the firefighters on the line and favorable weather conditions, today’s hot temperatures and breezy conditions presented new challenges. The fire grew to 2,020 acres today, and is now 20 percent contained. Firefighters, with the assistance of 12 dozers, continue to built ...

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Cal Fire Suspends Campfires & Outdoor Smoking On SRA

MARIPOSA – Due to the “extreme menace of wildfire and its potential to destroy life, property and natural resources,” Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) Chief Nancy Koerperich has suspended certain activities within the State Responsibility Area (SRA), including campfires and outdoor smoking. Due to current and predicted fire weather, the lack of precipitation, the dryness of vegetation, and the increased fire activity, ...

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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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