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Firefighters Hosted By The Camp They Saved

Submitted by Rev. Bill Ekhardt, DMin MBA, Calvin Crest Conferences OAKHURST – Calvin Crest Conferences, a Christian Camp in Oakhurst, Calif., that was evacuated last Thursday due to the Sky Fire, is now housing up to 120 firefighters who helped save it from the fire. Crews began arriving around noon on Wednesday, and Calvin Crest plans to host the fire ...

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Activity On Sky Fire Winding Down

OAKHURST – The 500-acre Sky Fire is now 90 percent contained, and the number of personnel assigned to the incident has been reduced to 520. Today crews will continue fire line suppression repair and mop-up on all parts of the fire. Resource Advisors from the Forest Service have identified the extent of suppression repair needed.

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Suppression Repair Begins On Sky Fire

OAKHURST – The Sky Fire, which burned 500 acres along Road 632 north of Oakhurst, is now 60 percent contained. As fire activity decreases and some crews are released to other fires across California, those remaining will focus their efforts on fire line suppression repair work.

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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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Pot Grow Busted In Beasore Meadows Area

BASS LAKE – Last week, Sheriff’s deputies received a tip from a cabin owner in the Beasore Meadows area that unknown people were staying in his cabin without his permission and possibly manufacturing methamphetamine. There have also been a number of recent burglaries in this area. Sheriff’s Office personnel along with a US Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer checked the ...

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Fires Update Friday Morning

COUNTY – Updates on Sky Fire in Oakhurst and Corrine Fire in North Fork: Friday, June 16, 6 a.m.: the Sky Fire burning on the Sierra National Forest is now estimated at 400 acres with 15 percent containment. All road closures and evacuations remain in place. We will update in depth soon. Friday, June 16, 7 a.m.: the Corrine Fire ...

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Sky Fire At 125 Acres And Growing

OAKHURST – The Sky Fire has now grown to over 125 acres, and evacuations continue along Sky Ranch Road (Road 632) just north of Oakhurst. The fire was reported at 2:35 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, when a vehicle caught fire and spread into the surrounding vegetation.

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Search & Rescue Training Turns Into Real-Life Mission

MADERA COUNTY – A day of training for Search & Rescue personnel and dog teams turned into the real thing Saturday afternoon when a 12-year-old autistic boy went missing in the Sierra National Forest just south of Shuteye Peak. A group of amateur radio operators were spending the day on a geocaching project about 15 miles north of North Fork ...

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Success On Source-Kinsman Fuels Project Burn

Kinsman Flat burn 2015 - photo US Forest Service

NORTH FORK – A prescribed burn of over 60 acres near Kinsman Flats has been successfully completed, accomplishing the goals of reducing fuels near homes in the area, and improving habitat for wildlife. The Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, Fuels and Fire Management staff, ignited the burns on Thursday, Feb. 5 and Friday, Feb. 6, on the Source ...

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