Breaking News
Home » Headlines » Fires (page 78)

Fires

Firefighters Holding The Line On Willow Fire

NORTH FORK – There has been no change to the estimate on acreage for the Willow Fire, with fire officials holding it at yesterday’s 1,521 acres. The updated map shows only a small push-out to the east in Division M. (see maps below) The 5 percent containment number has also not changed as of this hour, but we await reports ...

Read More »

Willow Fire Now Estimated At Over 1,500 Acres

NORTH FORK – The Willow fire is now estimated at 1,521 acres, and is still at 5 percent containment. The fire is burning in the Willow Creek Canyon north of North Fork, and east of Bass Lake. Air Tankers and helicopters worked from above all day, as ground crews strengthened firelines and worked in steep, dense terrain. More resources continue ...

Read More »

Willow Fire Grows To 1100 Acres

NORTH FORK – Mountain area residents woke to a red sunrise and the smell of smoke as the Willow Fire grew to 1,100 acres overnight. It is now 5 percent contained. The fire, which was reported at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, is burning in heavy fuels along the Willow Creek drainage north of North Fork and east of ...

Read More »

Willow Fire Reaches 200 Acres

NORTH FORK – The Old Mill Site in North Fork will once again play host to an Incident Command Post as the Willow Fire ravages 200 acres north of town. The fire was reported at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at the end of Willow Canyon Drive, and quickly raced north and east, burning in heavy fuels. It is ...

Read More »

Willow Fire In North Fork Now At 140 Acres

NORTH FORK – A fast moving fire burning on the Sierra National Forest between North Fork and Bass Lake started today at about 2 p.m. Residents are lining Road 274 taking photos and video of the huge tower of smoke rising about the Willow Creek drainage. Road 274 between Old Central Camp Road and Central Camp Road is closed, along ...

Read More »

Yosemite Fires Update July 24

YOSEMITE – Thunderstorms came through the park on July 19 through 22. There are now 12 confirmed lightning-caused fires. Lightning caused fires can take days or weeks to detect because vegetation has to dry out enough to create smoke or visible flames after the storm passes over. Additional fires may be discovered, as temperatures rise and fuels dry out. Most ...

Read More »

Vegetation Fire Temporarily Closes Highway 41

O’NEALS – A vegetation fire closed a portion of Highway 41 this morning from Road 200 to just south of the Rocky Cut (north of the 22-Mile House). The fire was reported just before 9:30 a.m. burning along the highway near Road 406, finally consuming about 1.5 acres before forward progress was stopped at 9:53 a.m. All incoming resources not ...

Read More »

Road Closures Lifted On Kerkhoff Fire

AUBERRY – The Kerkhoff Fire, burning just north of Auberry on Powerhouse Road, is now 80 percent contained at a re-estimated size of 60 acres. The closure of Powerhouse Road between the San Joaquin River bridge and Wish-I-Ah was lifted at 6 p.m. last night. The fire was reported just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18.

Read More »

Kerkhoff Fire Holds At 80 Acres

AUBERRY – Firefighters on the Kerkhoff Fire made good progress overnight, holding the blaze at 80 acres with 50 percent containment. The fire was reported just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, and is burning along Powerhouse Road north of Auberry on the east side of the San Joaquin River. The road closure at Road 222 and Road 200 ...

Read More »

Kerkhoff Fire Now At 80 Acres

AUBERRY – The Kerkoff Fire is now estimated at 80 acres, and is burning  just above Kerkhoff Reservoir, north of Auberry on the east side of the San Joaquin River Canyon. The fire was reported just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, near 39000 Powerhouse Road. Firefighters have responded from Cal Fire MMU and the Fresno/Kings Unit, and Sierra ...

Read More »
Sierra News Online

Sierra News Online