Two fires in as many days have kept local fire crews hopping. Luckily, both were restricted to burning only in vegetated areas. No structures were threatened by the blazes.
The “Longo Fire” was called in at 1:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. It consumed 1.6 acres on Road 415 at Longo Road near Coarsegold.
Resources were dispatched from Raymond, Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, Rancheria, Coarsegold and Mt. Bullion, and air attack was added to the mix. Most were called off as the crews on-scene had the blaze contained by 2:33 p.m.On Monday, Sept. 17, smoke was reported along Road 200 eight miles northeast of Peak Road at 1:06 p.m., according to Fire Preventional Specialist for Cal Fire, Karen Guillemin.
Fire engines searched the area and located the smoke on Walker Grade, Road 200, about 2 miles south of the Rancheria Cal Fire Station.
The burn was very small and was quickly handled by Rancheria Engines #4275 and #4255. The fire was called contained and controlled at 1:51 p.m.
No injuries were reported on either incident.