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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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Community Meeting In North Fork On Mission Fire

NORTH FORK — Cal Fire Incident Management Team 3, in conjunction with Cal Fire MMU, the Sierra National Forest, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office and cooperating agencies will be hosting a community meeting in North Fork tonight. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the North Fork Rancheria Tribal Community Center, 56900 Kunugib Way (see map below). Representatives from the ...

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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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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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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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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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Railroad Fire Moves Into Nelder Grove Of Giant Sequoias

FISH CAMP — The Railroad Fire continues its push to the east, but the fire activity most are likely concerned about today is the move to the southeast and into the 1,540 acres of the Sierra National Forest that is the Nelder Grove. There are about 100 mature sequoias, mixed with pine, fir and cedar in the Grove. The fire ...

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