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UPDATE: Creek Fire | Fresno County | Fire and Smoke Report | Threat to Mammoth Lakes

CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR CURRENT INFORMATION: From InciWeb* –  FIRE AND SMOKE REPORTS *InciWeb is an interagency all-risk incident information management system. The system was developed with two primary missions: Provide the public a single source of incident related information Provide a standardized reporting tool for the Public Affairs community

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Update: Forest Service Temporarily Closes All National Forests in California

Press Release: Sept. 9, 2020 Update VALLEJO, Calif., September 9, 2020 – Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of an additional ten National Forests, meaning all eighteen National Forests in California are now closed. The closure of the additional […]

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Fatal accident on SR-190 | Vehicle burst in flames

On 09/08/2020 at approximately 7:05 AM, a 22-year-old male from Bakersfield, CA, was driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger westbound on SR-190 approximately 2 miles east of SR-136. For unknown reasons, he allowed his vehicle to drift off the roadway onto the south dirt shoulder. To redirect his vehicle back into the westbound lane, he sharply […]

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National Weather Service | Lower Temps, but windy…not good for fire situation

The one thing that most firefighters will tell you is that they could do without is wind. Hopefully, things will not get completely out of control in what is turning out to be a devastating fire season here in California. How and where you can find the most complete weather information is at the U.S. […]

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Big Pine Fire responded to single vehicle rollover with injuries

Sept. 5, 2020,  First reported on BPVFD Facebook Post) Big Pine Fire responded with two SXS to Sugarloaf Mtn and Little Onion Valley for a single vehicle rollover with injuries. Sierra Wave spoke with Fire Chief Damon Carrington. He was first on the scene after receiving the 9-1-1 call. Carrington said that the vehicle, a […]

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U.S. Army joining USDA Forest Service Wildland Fire Operations in California

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) have coordinated with the Department of Defense for the deployment of approximately 200 active-duty soldiers, to include command staff, to help with wildfire suppression efforts in Northern California. The soldiers are due to arrive early this week from the 14th Brigade […]

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UPDATE (8/23): California now battling 585 known wildfires | Straining Resources and Ability to Respond

Yesterday, Saturday, August 22, President Trump approved a disaster declaration for California as wildfires in the state rage on, funneling federal aid to affected regions in Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties, according to a White House statement. Governor Gavin Newsom said the SCU Lightning Complex fire south and east of […]

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