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Firefighters Make Good Progress On O’Neals Fire

O’NEALS – Crews made excellent progress on the O’Neals Fire today, now reported to be holding at 300 acres with 60 percent containment. (UPDATE: Wednesday, June 6, fire is 80 percent contained.) The fire is burning in the Hildreth area off Road 210 on the Mitchell and Topping Ranches. Very little smoke was visible across the fire perimeter today. There ...

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O’Neals Fire Doubles In Size To 300 Acres

O’NEALS – The O’Neals Fire, burning near Road 210 in the Hildreth area, is now estimated at 300 acres and is 40 percent contained. While the estimated size of the fire has increased, there is very little smoke and firefighters are making good progress. The fire was first reported at about 5:43 p.m. yesterday afternoon, and quickly spread through oak ...

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O’Neals Fire Now Estimated At 150 Acres

O’NEALS – The O’Neals Fire, burning near Road 210 in the Hildreth area, is now estimated at 150 acres and is 10 percent contained. The fire was first reported at about 5:43 p.m. yesterday afternoon, and quickly spread through oak woodlands and grass in the ranch lands east of O’Neals. As of last night, there were reportedly about 100 personnel ...

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O’Neals Fire Now Estimated At Nearly 100 Acres

O’NEALS – A vegetation fire burning in the O’Neals area has now grown to an estimated 90 to 100 acres, according to the latest report. The fire was first reported at about 5:43 p.m., with smoke visible from Deadwood near Oakhurst and as far away as Friant and north Fresno. As crews head into the night shift, lower temperatures and ...

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O’Neals Fire Grows To Over 60 Acres

O’NEALS – Crews are at scene a vegetation fire in a remote area near O’Neals, and more resources continue to arrive. At 5:43 p.m., reports came in of a fire on a property at 51100 Road 210. Multiple reports began coming in to the Cal Fire Emergency Command Center, and the smoke is visible from the top of Deadwood. The ...

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Fire Burning In O’Neals Area Off Road 210

O’NEALS – Crews are responding to a vegetation fire in a remote area near O’Neals. At 5:43 p.m., reports came in of a fire on a property at 51100 Road 210. Multiple reports began coming in to the Cal Fire Emergency Command Center, and the smoke is visible from the top of Deadwood. The first unit at scene reported the ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — It doesn’t matter that it’s technically spring: the National Weather Service says a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Sierra Nevada high country above 8,000 feet from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Parks, starting Friday morning at 5 a.m., May 24 and continuing through Saturday morning, May 26 at 5 a.m. In lower elevations, there’s ...

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Fire Burning On The Experimental Range In O’Neals Area

O’NEALS – Crews are on scene of a fire reported in the area east of Highway 41 on the San Joaquin Experimental Range south of Road 200. A full wildland dispatch was called up at 2:43 p.m., including Air Attack out of Fresno, and one air tanker, and a helicopter out of Columbia. The fire is located about 3 miles ...

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Fire Closes Southbound Highway 41 At Road 200

O’NEALS – Crews are at scene of several vegetation fires near the Rocky Cut on Highway 41, south of Road 200. Southbound traffic is being diverted onto Road 200, and northbound is being allowed through but is reduced to one lane (see detour map below). UPDATE: at 9:30 a.m., both directions were open with one-lane traffic control in place, and ...

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Vegetation Fire In O’Neals Area Off Road 211

O’NEALS — Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire in the O’Neals area east of Road 211. Just before 2:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a fire on 3 Gate Road off Hildreth Road near High Water Road. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about two acres, burning at a slow rate of spread ...

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