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Fork Fire And Yosemite Lightning Fires

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The fall season in the Motherlode area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains often brings relief in the form of cooler temperatures, shorter days and an end to fire season. For Mariposa and Eastern Madera Counties this is not the case just yet. The Fork Fire and several lightning caused fires in Yosemite National Park continue to burn in and ...

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Containment Grows On The Fork Fire

NORTH FORK–The Fork Fire is on its third day of burning and firefighters both in the air and on the ground are gaining in the battle to control the fire. What started as 4 roadside fires on Wednesday, September 7, 202, has now burned 819 acres. The firefight is being led by CalFire’s Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Unit. The Fork ...

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Fork Fire Burns Into It’s Second Day

NORTH FORK–The Fork Fire started yesterday, Wednesday 9.7.2022, at approximately 3:30pm in the afternoon. The Fire started near roads 200 and 222 in North Fork and by sunset it had burned 400 acres. Evacuations happened at a frenzied rate and numerous aircraft in addition to firefighting ground crews poured into the area. Currently the fire has burned over 700 acres ...

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Red Cross Opens Evacuation Center For The Fork Fire

NORTH FORK-The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at the Oakhurst Community Center (39800  Fresno Flats Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644). A map of current evacuations is available here. Small animals can go to the Oakhurst Community Center  at 39800 Fresno Flats Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644 and large animals can go to the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds at 44777 Rodeo Grounds Ln, ...

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Fire Alert: Road 200 And Road 222 In North Fork

NORTH FORK– A vegetation fire has been reported at Road 200 and Road 222 in North Fork. Ground and air crews are battling the fire at this time. Evacuations are in progress. We will update this article as more information is available. https://goo.gl/maps/JVKAFu6FX5P5EdFg8   Evacuation map is here. Update 9:18pm The Fork Fire is now 400 acres and 0% contained according ...

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Third Fire Ignites in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–A third wildland fire has been discovered in Yosemite National Park near the Aspen Valley area. This is the Aspen Fire. The fire was discovered  yesterday, 9.4.2022, by a firefighting helicopter that was working on the Red Fire, which has been burning in the park since August. None of the fires have caused any road closures or are ...

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Fire Alert: Vegetation Fire on Goat Mountain

WISHON–A vegetation fire is being reported in the Wishon Area near Goat Mountain.  Ground crews and air crews are responding.  We will update this article when new information is available. This is the Goat Fire. The fire is currently 1/2 to 1 acre in size burning on the bottom of the slope. If it gets established and moves up the ...

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Yosemite Fires Red And Rodgers Updates

YOSEMITE–The Rodgers Fire and The Red Fire are naturally caused lightning fires in the wilderness of Yosemite National Park with no threat to structures or critical infrastructure. The burn pattern on both fires can be described as mosaic, meaning patches of fire spread across the landscape. The fire is cleaning up dead and downed fuels on the ground to make ...

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California Creates First Military Firefighting Strike Team

Cal OES and California Military Department Partner to Create Nations First Military Firefighting Strike Team. This Partnership Helps Strengthen the State’s Ability to Quickly Respond to Climate-Driven Disasters MATHER, CALIFORNIA — Highlighting the state’s commitment to innovative solutions to tackle climate-induced natural disasters, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Military Department today announced the ...

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Two Lightning Caused Fires Being Managed in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Red and Rodgers Fires are burning in Yosemite National Park in the higher elevations, away from any infrastructure or populated areas. Both fires were caused by lightning and are being managed as suppression fires with confine and contain strategies. Firefighters are working to keep the fires within natural barriers.   Firefighters assigned to the Red  Fire are ...

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