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Sky Fire Update 9AM Saturday

OAKHURST – Though reports vary, information from the morning briefing at the Incident Command Post indicates that the Sky Fire is holding at about 500 acres, with 30 percent containment.

There are currently 650 personnel assigned to the incident. The fire is burning northeast of Oakhurst on Road 632.

Crews dealt with one spot fire burning outside the line overnight, but were successful in knocking it down and keeping it from spreading.

The danger to firefighters on the line was very clear as they could hear trees crashing to the ground throughout the night.

Crews will be working in temps in the mid-nineties today, and afternoon winds gusting 10 to 15 mph. There is still active fire behavior within the lines, and large pockets of bug kill trees.

Firefighters continue to monitor around structures, watch for spot fires and improve firelines.

Anyone considering putting a drone over the fire to get video is warned that such activity interferes with air operations and puts lives in danger.

All road closures and evacuations remain in effect. Road 632 (Sky Ranch Road) is closed. Brammer Pearl Road from Sugar Pine is also closed, along with Forest Service Road 6S40 off Beasore, and at Coldspring Summit, Road 6S10X off Beasore is also closed. Beasore Road is open.

Motorists are urged to be cautious as large engines and equipment make their way to and from the firelines throughout the day.

An Incident Command Post has been established at the Old Mill site in North Fork. The fire is under the command of the South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team.

Sky Fire Map 6-20-15

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