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Sky Fire Update Sunday 9 AM

OAKHURST – The Sky Fire, burning north of Oakhurst on Road 632 (Sky Ranch Road), is now 40 percent contained, and still holding at 500 acres. Today crews will continue reinforcing containment lines, extinguishing hot spots on the fire perimeter, and working on fire line suppression repair work.

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Sky Fire Holds At 500 Acres

OAKHURST – The Sky Fire, burning along Road 632 north of Oakhurst, is holding at 500 acres with 30 percent containment. Crews made good progress today, keeping the fire inside containment lines and working on hot spots. There are still 200 structures threatened, though none has been lost.

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Corrine Fire Update 8 PM Saturday

NORTH FORK – Most residents in the North Fork area have now been allowed to return to their homes after being evacuated due to the Corrine Fire. The fire, which started on Thursday, June 18, just after 9 p.m., is now estimated at 860 acres with 25 percent containment. The percentage of containment does not mean there is only line ...

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Some North Fork Evacuations Lifted

NORTH FORK – Cal Fire is reporting that some mandatory evacuations implemented yesterday for the Corrine Fire will be reduced from mandatory to advisory status as of 6 p.m. today (Saturday, June 20). Road 225 will be reopened entirely and residents will be allowed to return home, and those traveling through to Mammoth Pool and Redinger will have free access.

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What Does Air Attack Do On A Wildfire?

CALIFORNIA – With current drought conditions and everyone on high alert, attention to wildland firefighting has been heightened for many residents in the foothills and mountain area. We all see the engines, water tenders and crews rolling in to fight these fires, but perhaps the most spectacular sight from the vantage point most of us have, is the work of ...

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Sky Fire Update 9AM Saturday

OAKHURST – Though reports vary, information from the morning briefing at the Incident Command Post indicates that the Sky Fire is holding at about 500 acres, with 30 percent containment. There are currently 650 personnel assigned to the incident. The fire is burning northeast of Oakhurst on Road 632.

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Corrine Fire Update Saturday Morning

NORTH FORK – The size of the Corrine Fire, burning just south of North Fork, as been reevaluated and is now being reported at 700 acres, still with only 5 percent containment. Road 222 is still closed between Road 200 and the San Joaquin River, and Road 225 remains closed between Cascadel Woods Road 233 and the Indian Creek Trailer ...

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Estimated Size Of Corrine Fire Near North Fork Doubles

NORTH FORK — The size of the Corrine Fire has now been estimated at 1,000 acres with just 5 percent containment. Three outbuildings have been destroyed. There are currently 400 personnel assigned to the incident, with 37 engines, 12 crews, 6 water tenders, 4 helicopters, 4 air tankers and 2 dozers. Earlier today, a five-acre spot fire that was sparked ...

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Update On The Sky Fire Friday 4pm

OAKHURST – The Sky Fire continues to burn in the mountains northeast of the community of Oakhurst. It has consumed an estimated 538 acres since yesterday when it was reported just after noon, and is currently 15 percent contained. The fire still has a potential of growing in the next couple of days, say fire officials.

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Evacuations In North Fork As Corrine Fire Spots East

NORTH FORK – A five-acre spot fire that was started over a mile from the Corrine Fire has prompted evacuations and warnings from North Fork to Redinger Lake. At about 1 p.m., the spot fire was reported burning just west of Road 225 between Boulder Creek and Whiskey Trail. Sheriff’s deputies and Citizens on Patrol immediately began warning residents. Fresno ...

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