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Tenaya Fire Closes Some Trails In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The Tenaya Fire, which is burning within the designated wilderness area of Yosemite National Park is now estimated at 431 acres with 10 percent containment. This wildfire began on Monday, Sept. 7, and was reported at approximately 9:30 p.m. The fire is being suppressed, and is very visible from all locations within the park. The fire spread rapidly ...

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Rough Fire Over 100,000 Acres As Smoke Blankets Area

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – As dense smoke continues to impact central California, the Rough Fire has now grown to 103, 244 acres, still at 31 percent containment, and remains the largest active fire in California. Heavy concentrations of smoke continue to be present in the fire area. Smoke is slow to lift with increased impacts in the San Joaquin Valley ...

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500-Acre Fire Burning In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The smoke visible in the Yosemite Valley today is coming from the Tenaya Fire, which is burning in Indian Canyon. The fire is located above the north rim of the Valley on both sides of the Lehamite trail, between the Valley and Tioga Road. The Tenaya Fire was discovered last night and is currently estimated at 500 acres. ...

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Firefighter Burn Injury On Rough Fire

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – At approximately 8 a.m. this morning, a firefighter was injured while working in the Converse Basin area of the Rough Fire. The firefighter was part of a Hotshot crew working the night shift, tasked with monitoring the fire line along Hoist Ridge, looking for spot fires that may have flared up outside the containment line. Given ...

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Growth Of Rough Fire Slowed, Smoke Still An Issue

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Rough Fire has grown to 85,894 acres with 31 percent containment and remains the largest active fire in California. Heavy concentrations of smoke are expected near the fire today. Smoke will be slow to lift, and light and variable transport winds are expected primarily from the south, with increased impacts expected in San Joaquin Valley ...

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Trial Set For Courtney Fire Suspect

MADERA COUNTY – The man accused of starting the Courtney Fire, that destroyed 30 homes in the Bass Lake Heights along Road 426 nearly a year ago, was back in Madera County Superior Court this morning. Oscar Bustillos, of Apple Valley, Calif., will return to court on Nov. 3 for a jury trial. Bustillos remains free on bond pending the ...

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Rough Fire Over 81,000 Acres, Smoke Still A Concern

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST -The Rough Fire has grown to 81,549 acres with 25 percent containment, and is currently the largest active fire in California. There are 1,901 personnel currently assigned to the incident. The Incident Command Team for the South Zone will host a virtual camp tour today on Periscope in several segments beginning at 9 a.m. The initial segment ...

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Fires Close Highway 41 South Of Road 200

MADERA COUNTY – Firefighters have been busy today with fires along Highway 41 near Road 200. Just before 4 p.m. today, crews responded to a travel trailer on fire on Veater Road south of Coarsegold. First engine on scene reported that the trailer was fully involved, and had spread into the vegetation. The fire was called controlled at 6:48 p.m. ...

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Rough Fire Now Largest In California At 77,000 Acres

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Rough Fire has grown to 77,287 acres and is currently the largest active fire in California. About 47,907 acres are on the Sierra National Forest, 29,110 acres on the Sequoia National Forest, 207 acres on Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park and 62 acres of state responsibility. There are 2,040 personnel currently assigned to the ...

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Rough Fire Still Challenging Crews In Difficult Terrain

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Rough Fire, burning near Hume Lake, has now grown to 66,542 acres with 25 percent containment. There are currently 2,121 personnel assigned to the incident, including 38 crews, 159 engines and 12 helicopters. Transport winds are expected to push the smoke northeast of active fire today. Significant impacts will continue in areas near the fire ...

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