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Winter Storm Warning for Central Sierra

Nov 6, 2020 – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Central Sierra. The warning will take effect at 1pm this afternoon and will remain until 10pm Sunday above 4000 foot elevation. Heavy snow is expected in the higher elevations with an accumulation of 12 to 15 inches above 7000 feet and 6 to 12 ...

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California Fire Updates

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CALIFORNIA – Nov 3, 2020 – This morning nearly 4,100 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California. With favorable weather conditions firefighters are working hard to increase containment lines. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 23 new wildfires and quickly contained them. Continued quiet, dry, and mild conditions continue through much of the week for most of the State. Elevated fire ...

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Creek Fire Update

NORTH FORK – Nov 1, 2020 – The Creek Fire has now charred more than 380,000 acres with 70% containment. Full containment is not expected until the middle of November. The devastating fire has destroyed 853 structures and damaged another 64. The ignition source of the Creek Fire is still under investigation. There remains a crew of nearly 1000 men ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Nov 1, 2020 – Over 4,600 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 37 new wildfires, all of which were quickly contained. As favorable weather conditions remain, firefighters are gaining the upper hand on these fires with containment numbers increasing. California will be under the influence of a strong high pressure system, with ...

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California Fire Update

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 27, 2020 – Firefighters across California continue to be on high alert as Red Flag Warnings due to strong winds persist today over much of the State. Over 5,000 firefighters are battling 22 wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 42 new wildfires, even under Red Flag Warning conditions, all but three have been contained. Fanned by ...

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Advisory: Public Safety Power Shutoff for Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – Oct. 23, 2020 – PG&E has notified the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event that is currently forecasted to affect areas of Mariposa County. This event is anticipated to begin on the afternoon of Sunday Oct. 25 and last through the evening of Tuesday Oct. 27 or Wednesday morning Oct. 28 before ...

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PG&E Expecting Public Safety Power Shutoff Due to Extreme Fire Weather for Madera County Mountain Communities

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Oct. 23, 2020 – PG&E has notified the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event that is expected to affect areas of Madera County Mountain Communities. The PSPS is in response to the National Weather Service issuing a red flag warning for extreme fire weather for portions of the Sierra ...

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Red Flag Warnings Issued Throughout California Due to Critical Fire Weather

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 22, 2020 – The National Weather Service has issued several Red Flag Warnings due to critical fire weather up and down the state. Despite Red Flag Warning conditions, firefighters were able to contain several wildfires, including the destructive Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma Counties. Learn more about these warnings in this short video: https://youtu.be/ImAGkPaiPM8. Today there ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 20,2020 – Over 7,000 firefighters remain on the frontlines today of 22 wildfires across the state, 12 of which remain major incidents. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 31 new initial attack wildfires across the State. A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service due to critical fire weather. This warning is in effect through ...

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Creek Fire Has Eclipsed 350,000 Acres

A virtual public meeting will be held tonight at 7:00 PM on the Sierra National Forest Facebook page. North Fork – Oct. 19,2020 –  The Creek Fire which is the largest single fire incident in the state of California has now burned 350,331 acres with 61% containment and full containment not expected until late October. It has destroyed 856 structures ...

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