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Junction Fire Update 8PM Wednesday

OAKHURST – Firefighters continued to make good progress on the Junction Fire today, improving containment lines and doing aggressive mop-up on interior hot spots. The number of damaged and destroyed structures has been updated and increased, as a damage inspection team surveyed the burn area to assess the property loss.

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Picking Up The Pieces

OAKHURST – Since I hadn’t really left the house since Monday when the fire broke out, this seemed like a good day to drop my no-school-today teenager at the movies and drive north to see what was happening in the aftermath of the Junction Fire, a beast that screamed through Oakhurst with a rate of speed and intensity that had ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Junction Fire

OAKHURST – Cal Fire is advising that all road closures and evacuations are being lifted for the Junction Fire. Road 222 and the east side of Highway 41 are being reopened. Area schools that are closed today will be open for business tomorrow. There is a large amount of fire equipment still in the area, and residents are advised to ...

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Junction Fire Holds At 612 Acres

OAKHURST – Firefighters have stopped the progress of the Junction Fire at 612 acres, and reached 40% containment. Crews will be working today to strengthen lines and attack hot spots throughout the burn area. At the morning briefing today, there was discussion of expected thunderstorms and rain over the crest of the Sierra, but neither is expected to impact the ...

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Junction Fire 9PM Update

OAKHURST – Firefighters continued to make steady progress today on the Junction Fire, which is estimated at 612 acres with 35% containment. Aggressive firefighting, in addition to lower temperatures, a rise in humidity and less wind provided an opportunity to increase containment lines, and secure those already in place.

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Junction Fire Update 4:30 PM Tuesday

OAKHURST – Firefighters have made significant progress on the Junction Fire, and residents are being allowed to return to their homes and businesses in the main part of town. Cal Fire warns that the potential still exists for critical fire behavior, and also cautions motorists to be aware of fire equipment and personnel working in the area.

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Highway 41 Reopens Through Oakhurst

OAKHURST – CHP is advising that Highway 41 through Oakhurst has been reopened to all traffic, residents and businesses. The road was closed yesterday afternoon as the Junction Fire burned across the highway and forced the evacuation of major parts of Oakhurst and the surrounding area.

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Junction Fire Update 12PM Tuesday

OAKHURST – The Junction Fire, now burning just west of Oakhurst, appears to have been fairly quiet this morning, as crews made good progress overnight on containment lines. Firefighters were assisted by low temperatures, higher humidities and calmer winds in battling the 1,200 acre blaze.

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Junction Fire Update 6 AM Tuesday

OAKHURST – The Junction Fire, which started along Highway 49 in Oakhurst at 1:50 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, has now burned some 1,200 acres and crews made good progress on the lines overnight. Nearly 500 personnel are battling the blaze that swept through Oakhurst yesterday afternoon, after it was reported as a small vegetation fire near Capitol Pipe.

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Junction Fire Burns In Oakhurst, Heads For Bass Lake

OAKHURST – The Junction Fire, which started just before 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, has burned more than 1,200 acres with 0% containment, and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents so far. The fire was initially reported behind Capitol Pipe on Highway 49 in Oakhurst, at about 1/4 acre, and quickly spread through the bone-dry vegetation.

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