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Good Progress On The Railroad Fire, Minimal Growth, Less Smoke

OAKHURST – Residents and firefighters got a bit of a break from the dense smoke today, and there were actually blue skies over the area this afternoon near the Railroad Fire. The fire grew by only 75 acres since this morning, and is now estimated at 11,603 acres with 43 percent containment. There are currently 962 personnel assigned to the ...

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Very Little Growth Overnight On The Mission Fire

NORTH FORK — There was encouraging news this morning from the Mission Fire, burning just east of North Fork in the Cascadel area. The size of the fire is reported at 1,025 acres – up just 20 acres from last night’s estimate, and there is 12 percent containment. Also, Road 225 has been reopened in both directions. There are currently¬†1,032 ...

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Spot Fire Southwest Of Railroad Fire Continues To Challenge Crews

OAKHURST — While the big plume of smoke just outside the southwest perimeter of the Railroad Fire looks ominous, crews made some good progress on the fire today. It is now estimated at 10,745 acres with 30 percent containment. There are currently 872 personnel assigned to the incident including 89 engines, 14 hand crews and 14 dozers. Today saw a ...

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Railroad Fire Still Active Near Cedar Valley And Calvin Crest

OAKHURST — Once again the mountain area was greeted with a dense blanket of smoke as the sun rose over the Railroad Fire, burning north of Oakhurst. The fire is now estimated at 10,734 acres with 23 percent containment. There are currently 835 personnel assigned to the incident including 89 engines, 13 hand crews and 12 dozers. Air Operations reported ...

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Activity On Railroad Fire Slows As Weather Cooperates

OAKHURST — After a very active 24 hours on the Railroad Fire on Sunday, things were quite a bit calmer today. With cooperation from the weather in the form of lower temperatures, higher humidities and calm winds, firefighters made some good progress. The fire is still being estimated at 9,790 acres with 23 percent containment. There has been an update ...

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Mission Fire Now 825 Acres, 5 Structures Destroyed

NORTH FORK — The Mission Fire, which prompted the evacuation of Cascadel Road and the entire community of Cascadel yesterday, is now estimated at 825 acres with 5 percent containment. The number of structures destroyed has risen to five. We know that three of those are homes, but have no additional information on the other two. Approximately 250 homes were ...

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Railroad Fire Continues Push South, Now Nearly 10,000 Acres

OAKHURST — It was an eventful night on the lines for crews working the Railroad Fire, which forced the evacuation of Cedar Valley and Sky Ranch yesterday. The fire is now estimated at 9,790 acres with 23 percent containment. The number of structures lost has now risen to 14. Early yesterday evening, a spot fire was reported between Bissett Station ...

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Railroad Fire Pushes Hard To The South, More Evacuations

FISH CAMP — After a day of intense activity on the southern perimeter of the Railroad Fire, it is now estimated at 6,180 acres with 23 percent containment. There are currently 800 personnel assigned to the incident. A storm passed through the area this afternoon creating strong outflow winds and pushing the fire south toward the residential areas of Cedar ...

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Sky Ranch Road Evacuated, Railroad Fire Bears Down On Cedar Valley

FISH CAMP — Sky Ranch Road is now being evacuated as the Railroad Fire continues its push south toward Cedar Valley. This morning the fire spotted across the lines near Sugar Pine, prompting the evacuation of Cedar Valley. By 4:30 p.m., the fire was reported as having moved south past the Lewis Creek Trailhead, and deputies fanned out across the ...

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Mandatory Evacuation In Cedar Valley For Railroad Fire

OAKHURST — At 10 a.m. this morning, a mandatory evacuation order was issued for the Cedar Valley Subdivision due to a spot fire over the line from the Railroad Fire, burning just to the north of Cedar Valley. This evacuation notice includes the following roads: Cedar Valley Drive Deer Run Trail Lazy Oak Drive Cedar Brook Road Cedar Springs Road ...

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