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Red Cross Opens Shelter For Sundance Fire Evacuees

COARSEGOLD — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening a shelter to assist residents affected by the Sundance Fire. The shelter is located at the Yosemite Lakes Community Church, 43840 Patrick Ave. in Yosemite Lakes Park. Red Cross volunteers will provide lodging, meals, hygiene kits and more for the evacuated families. “We started working with our government ...

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Rough Fire Nears 130,000 Acres, Smokey Conditions Persist

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Rough Fire has now grown to 129,877 acres with 31 percent containment. The Fresno County Sheriff has issued an additional evacuation warning for the area along Hopewell Road north of Highway 180 and east to the Sequoia National Forest Boundary. The fire is now split into three zones: South Zone – managed by California IMT 4, ...

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The Chance To Be A Hotshot

Written by Ryan R. Traina, FDNY –  As the sun rose over the steep mountains of the Six Rivers National Forest, my day began with a personal guided tour with Matthew Conklin, the Operations Section Chief of the Southern California Incident Management Team 2. We were operating at the Gasquet Complex fire, located in the northwestern corner of California. Matthew ...

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Rough Fire Grows With No Additional Containment

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Central California residents woke once again to heavy smoke from the Rough Fire, which is now estimated at 128,796 acres with 29 percent containment. There are currently 2,570 personnel assigned to the incident, including 60 crews, 164 engines, 14 helicopters and 23 dozers. With the fire now into its seventh week, management teams continue to time ...

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Yosemite Fire Update Sept. 12

YOSEMITE – There are currently four fires burning in Yosemite National Park. The Tenaya Fire (37 46.091 x 119 34.641 – Mariposa Co., 7200′ elevation, date reported 9/7). This wildfire began on the afternoon Monday, of Sept. 7, and is being suppressed. The fire is located along the Lehamite Creek Trail from the north rim of the Valley to the ...

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Rough Fire Grows To Nearly 120,000 Acres

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – New evacuations and warnings for the Rough Fire were issued at 6 a.m. this morning, as the fire continues to threaten homes and communities near Hume Lake, Calif., and heavy smoke has become a daily challenge across central California. The Rough Fire has now grown to 119,069 acres with 29 percent containment. Heavy concentrations of smoke ...

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Tenaya Fire In Yosemite Over 400 Acres

YOSEMITE – The Tenaya Fire is now estimated at 455 acres with 25 percent containment. The fire began on the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 7, and is being suppressed. It is located along the Lehamite Creek Trail from the north rim of the Valley to the Tioga Road. The Incident Commander notes that fire activity has moderated today, as it ...

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Rough Fire Closes Hume Lake Ranger District

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST  – The Rough Fire has now grown to 110, 134 acres and remains the largest active fire in California. Containment has fallen from 31 to 29 percent as the fire perimeter grows. Heavy concentrations of smoke were present near the fire today, with increased impacts in the San Joaquin Valley foothills northwest of the fire. Unhealthy to ...

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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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