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Progress Being Made On The “Camp Fire” Near Bass Lake

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Crews continue their attack on the Camp Fire, burning 4.6 miles up Central Camp Road near Forest Road 6S06.

The fire was reported at about 1 p.m. today, and is now estimated at 5-10 acres, with zero percent containment. Forward progress has slowed.

There is hose lay along the right and left flanks of the fire.

Air Attack reports one spot fire about 1/4 mile out ahead of the fire, but helicopters have been very effective in knocking it down.

Gilbert Moisa, Battalion Chief Brandon Adams, and Ritter Bethel – photo by Franny Adams

There are currently four air tankers, one Air Attack, one Type 2 crew, six engines, and three helicopters assigned to the incident, with more crews on order.

The Sierra National Forest is being assisted by Cal Fire, Madera County Fire and the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

Campers at Gaggs Camp and Whiskers have been notified of the fire, along with Central Camp residents, but no evacuations have been ordered.

Central Camp Road is closed at Road 274. Anyone leaving the Central Camp area will need to do so through Beasore Road.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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  1. Hats off to you, Gina, for keeping us informed!!!

    Michael O

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