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Suppression Repair Begins On Sky Fire

OAKHURST – The Sky Fire, which burned 500 acres along Road 632 north of Oakhurst, is now 60 percent contained.

As fire activity decreases and some crews are released to other fires across California, those remaining will focus their efforts on fire line suppression repair work.

There are currently 610 personnel assigned to the incident.

Resource Advisors from the Forest Service will identify the extent of suppression repair needed, and the natural and cultural resources which may have been impacted during the fire. Those repairs can vary depending upon the intended use of the affected area after the fire.

Fire crews continue to patrol the fire perimeter and extinguish hot spots and small areas of open flame within the fire perimeter.

Sky Ranch Road remains closed as fire crews work on removing hazard trees; also due to large fire equipment traveling and working along the road.

Firefighting resources, such as engines and crews, continue to be released from the Sky Fire and sent to other fires in California. The public is reminded that a lot of firefighting equipment will be traveling on local roads into and out of the fire area, and others will be leaving the community heading to other incidents.

Although 200 structures were threatened over the past four days, none were lost.

No injuries were reported. The fire was caused by a vehicle fire that spread into surrounding vegetation.

For information on the Sky Fire, call 559-877-4074.


The Sky Ranch road remains closed as are all roads leading into the fire area until further notice.

The following campgrounds remained closed:

-Camp Redwood -Soquel Campground -Nelder Grove Campground

-Grays Mountain -Chilkoot Campground

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