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French Fire Closures And Evacuations

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The French Fire, burning on the Bass Lake Ranger District near Rock Creek, has prompted the evacuation and closure of all campgrounds along Forest Road 81 (Minarets/Mammoth Pool Road). According to the Forest Service, the closure on Road 81 will be moved down to the Redinger Lake Overlook, about seven miles up from North Fork. Residents ...

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French Fire Grows To 2,000 Acres

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – More than 2,000 acres along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway have now been charred as the French Fire continues its march through the Bass Lake Ranger District. It is currently at zero percent containment. The fire, which was reported just before 6 a.m. on Monday, July 28, moved a bit to the south overnight, prompting a ...

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Update: French Fire Now 1,000 Acres

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – A fire near Rock Creek on the Sierra National Forest is now over 1,000 acres and is quickly burning through the steep and rough terrain on the west side of the San Joaquin River Canyon. The “French Fire” is on the Bass Lake Ranger District on the east side of Forest Service Road 81 between Rock ...

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Post-Fire Restoration Of Historic French Trail

Written by Mary Odell — SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Members of the Sierra Freepackers were asked last year by the Bass Lake Ranger District of the US Forest Service to aid in the restoration of the historic French Trail. The French Trail was burned out in the course of the French Fire during the summer of 2014.   “TRAIL HISTORY: ...

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Fire Winding Down As French Town Pulls Up Stakes

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – As the French Fire nears total containment, the Incident Command Post (ICP) at the Old Mill Site in North Fork is about to be being dismantled. The new ICP will be located at the Minarets Work Center, where crews will be stationed near the area that does not yet have secured firelines. The fire is 90% ...

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Fish Fire On The Sierra National Forest 100 Percent Contained

NORTH FORK –  The Fish Fire, burning near Fish Creek Campground on Forest Road 4S81 (Mammoth Pool Road/ Minarets Road) is now 100 percent contained at 77 acres. The Fish Fire was reported at 4:17 p.m. on Monday, July 15, and has been burning in steep, rugged terrain with dry vegetation consisting of heavy brush and dead and downed timber ...

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Crews Gain The Upper Hand On Fish Fire, Burning On Sierra NF

NORTH FORK – Crews continue to make excellent progress on the Fish Fire, burning near Fish Creek Campground on Forest Road 4S81 (Mammoth Pool Road/ Minarets Road). The fire is now estimated at 77 acres with 75 percent containment. Overnight fire behavior was at a low, allowing crews to gain a lot of ground. Activity remains concentrated on the east ...

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Crews Make Good Progress On Fish Fire East Of North Fork

NORTH FORK – Crews made excellent progress today on the Fish Fire, burning on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest near Fish Creek Campground. Fire activity today was mostly concentrated on the east flank where crews kept the fire from entering the San Joaquin River drainage. The rate of spread has been described as “low.” Crew ...

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Fish Fire Burning East of North Fork On Sierra National Forest

NORTH FORK – Residents in the North Fork area were greeted with the smell of smoke this morning as crews continue working to contain a fire burning on the Sierra National Forest near Fish Creek Campground on the Bass Lake District. The Fish Fire is burning entirely inside the perimeter of the 2014 French Fire on the downhill side of ...

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Fire Burning Near Fish Creek Campground On Sierra NF

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Crews are on scene of a fire burning on the Bass Lake Ranger District on Forest Road 4S81 (Mammoth Pool Road, Minarets Road). The fire was called in at about 4 p.m. and is reportedly burning in a fire treatment area within the French Fire footprint between Fish Creek Campground and Mammoth Pool overlook. Multiple agencies ...

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