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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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Red Cross Reopens Evacuation Center In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley has reopened the emergency center at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Road. (Road 425B). Volunteers are on hand to provide a safe place for residents to stay plus meals, hygiene items and more. “With multiple wildfires burning at once, our Red Cross disaster team is working closely with ...

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Mission Fire Destroys Three Structures, Now 500 Acres

NORTH FORK — The Mission Fire continues burning along Road 233 and into Cascadel Woods. It has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people and is threatening about over 200 homes. At this time, deputies have gone door to evacuate everyone on Road 233 (Cascadel Road) and all extension roads including Mission Drive and Peckinpah Acres, everyone in Cascadel Heights ...

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More Than 12,000 Firefighters Battling 19 Large Wildfires

CALIFORNIA — The lack of resources and the limited air power on the Railroad Fire is frustrating. However, communities across the state are in the same situation as 19 large wildfires, and countless smaller ones, demand response. Adding to the challenges is the near record-breaking heat, and humidity levels dipping down into the single digits. In the northern part of ...

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Mandatory Evacuation In Cedar Valley For Railroad Fire

OAKHURST — At 10 a.m. this morning, a mandatory evacuation order was issued for the Cedar Valley Subdivision due to a spot fire over the line from the Railroad Fire, burning just to the north of Cedar Valley. This evacuation notice includes the following roads: Cedar Valley Drive Deer Run Trail Lazy Oak Drive Cedar Brook Road Cedar Springs Road ...

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Growth Of Railroad Fire Slows As Lower Temps Are Forecast

FISH CAMP – The Railroad Fire continues its push to the north and east, but firefighters are expected to get a bit of relief from the triple digit temperatures today. The fire grew by less than 400 acres in the past 24 hours, and is now estimated at 5,800 acres with 15 percent containment. There are currently 823 personnel assigned ...

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Crews Secure Lines Around Fish Camp On Railroad Fire

FISH CAMP – For the first time since the Railroad Fire started on Tuesday, there is significant black line on the fire map — meaning those parts of the perimeter are secure and can be noted as “contained.” The fire is now estimated at 5,414 acres with 10 percent containment. Crews continued to work the slop-over from Thursday night on ...

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