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Mission Fire Over 1,000 Acres, Cautiously Optimistic In Cascadel

NORTH FORK —  Residents of North Fork gathered for a community meeting tonight at the Mountain Christian Center in Oakhurst, to hear from fire officials about the progress being made on the Mission Fire, and when they might be allowed to return to their homes in the Cascadel area. The fire is now estimated at 1,005 acres with 10 percent ...

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Railroad Fire Still Active Near Cedar Valley And Calvin Crest

OAKHURST — Once again the mountain area was greeted with a dense blanket of smoke as the sun rose over the Railroad Fire, burning north of Oakhurst. The fire is now estimated at 10,734 acres with 23 percent containment. There are currently 835 personnel assigned to the incident including 89 engines, 13 hand crews and 12 dozers. Air Operations reported ...

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Mission Fire Moves North, Away From Cascadel Woods

NORTH FORK — Displaced residents of Cascadel are once again watching as fire threatens their community, having been evacuated several times over the last few years. The Mission Fire fire is now estimated at 875 acres with 8 percent containment. There are currently 462 personnel assigned to the incident including 55 engines, 7 hand crews, 6 water tenders and 11 ...

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Activity On Railroad Fire Slows As Weather Cooperates

OAKHURST — After a very active 24 hours on the Railroad Fire on Sunday, things were quite a bit calmer today. With cooperation from the weather in the form of lower temperatures, higher humidities and calm winds, firefighters made some good progress. The fire is still being estimated at 9,790 acres with 23 percent containment. There has been an update ...

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Mission Fire Now 825 Acres, 5 Structures Destroyed

NORTH FORK — The Mission Fire, which prompted the evacuation of Cascadel Road and the entire community of Cascadel yesterday, is now estimated at 825 acres with 5 percent containment. The number of structures destroyed has risen to five. We know that three of those are homes, but have no additional information on the other two. Approximately 250 homes were ...

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More Red Cross Shelters Open For Wildfire Evacuees

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is continuing to care for dozens of residents affected by multiple wildfires throughout the area. Last night more than 70 residents slept in three Red Cross shelters. The following shelter locations are currently open for anyone impacted by these wildfires: Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B in Oakhurst Sierra Vista ...

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Mission Fire Slows Overnight, No Reports Of More Homes Lost

NORTH FORK — A fire camp sprang up overnight at the Old Mill site near Madera County Fire Station 11, a sight all too familiar to residents over the past five years. The Mission Fire is still estimated at 650 acres with 0 percent containment. It is burning in Cal Fire jurisdiction and on Sierra National Forest land. There are ...

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Railroad Fire Continues Push South, Now Nearly 10,000 Acres

OAKHURST — It was an eventful night on the lines for crews working the Railroad Fire, which forced the evacuation of Cedar Valley and Sky Ranch yesterday. The fire is now estimated at 9,790 acres with 23 percent containment. The number of structures lost has now risen to 14. Early yesterday evening, a spot fire was reported between Bissett Station ...

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Railroad Fire Pushes Hard To The South, More Evacuations

FISH CAMP — After a day of intense activity on the southern perimeter of the Railroad Fire, it is now estimated at 6,180 acres with 23 percent containment. There are currently 800 personnel assigned to the incident. A storm passed through the area this afternoon creating strong outflow winds and pushing the fire south toward the residential areas of Cedar ...

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Sky Ranch Road Evacuated, Railroad Fire Bears Down On Cedar Valley

FISH CAMP — Sky Ranch Road is now being evacuated as the Railroad Fire continues its push south toward Cedar Valley. This morning the fire spotted across the lines near Sugar Pine, prompting the evacuation of Cedar Valley. By 4:30 p.m., the fire was reported as having moved south past the Lewis Creek Trailhead, and deputies fanned out across the ...

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