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Big Increase In Containment On The Railroad Fire

OAKHURST — There was no infrared flight information for the Railroad Fire overnight, so it is still being reported at 11,603 acres with 43 percent containment. However, a look at the briefing map from this morning (at the bottom of the page) shows a lot more black (containment) line than on yesterday’s map, after 24 hours of good progress on ...

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Evacuated Residents – Get A Proof Of Residence Pass

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office would like to expedite the process for residents to gain access to their residences when the danger from the Railroad Fire and the Mission Fire has passed and re-population occurs. In light of this effort, the Sheriff’s Office will open the Oakhurst Substation (see map below) for residents to come present documentation as ...

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Good Progress On The Railroad Fire, Minimal Growth, Less Smoke

OAKHURST – Residents and firefighters got a bit of a break from the dense smoke today, and there were actually blue skies over the area this afternoon near the Railroad Fire. The fire grew by only 75 acres since this morning, and is now estimated at 11,603 acres with 43 percent containment. There are currently 962 personnel assigned to the ...

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Schools Cancel Mid-Day Due To Smoke

OAKHURST — Both Yosemite High School and schools in the Bass Lake School District have called school early due to the poor air quality and current conditions. According to the Bass Lake School District transportation page, YHS released at 11:20 and Oakhurst Elementary, Oak Creek Intermediate, Wasuma, and Fresno Flats will release at 11:30. If you do not want your ...

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Memorial For Battalion Chief Gary Helming

SANTA MARIA — Los Padres National Forest Battalion Chief Gary Helming will be honored with a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, according to the USFS. The service will be held at the Pacific Christian Center, located at 3435 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria, California, 93455. The memorial is open to the public; however, space is limited. ...

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Spot Fire Southwest Of Railroad Fire Continues To Challenge Crews

OAKHURST — While the big plume of smoke just outside the southwest perimeter of the Railroad Fire looks ominous, crews made some good progress on the fire today. It is now estimated at 10,745 acres with 30 percent containment. There are currently 872 personnel assigned to the incident including 89 engines, 14 hand crews and 14 dozers. Today saw a ...

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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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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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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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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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