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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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(UPDATE 8/22: 11am) Beach Fire | Mono County | 85% Containment | Forest Closure Order

Update August 22 at 11:00 a.m.: Forest Closure Order Beach Fire Update From August 20, 2020 10:00 am Size: 3,780 acres (estimated) Containment: 85% Location: Southeast of Mono Lake Fuels: Sagebrush Cause: Lightning Update: Fire activity remains minimal. Today crews will continue to mop up by removing hotspots near the fire’s edge to further secure […]

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Update: White Mountain Fire Dist. sent Type 3 engine to Apple Fire; now they’re at Stagecoach Fire

8/05/2020 Update: Peripatetic Fire Crew! Looks like our local WMFD firefighters are getting lots of experience. According to the WMFD Facebook page, they were called off of the Apple Fire to respond as immediate need resources for help on the Stagecoach Fire, near Lake Isabella, Calif. (Way to go White Mountain Fire Crew! We’re proud […]

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Power Returned after Big Rig Crashes into Mt. Whitney Motel in Lone Pine; Motel was in Flames

[UPDATE NOTE FROM LADWP ON POWER OUTAGE: (August 1, 2020) Approximately 100 residential and 4 commercial/business customers were without power due to a traffic accident that occurred overnight.It was restored by 6PM this evening.] ORIGINAL REPORT OF INCIDENT FROM INYO COUNTY SHERIFF, FOLLOWED BY OFFICIAL REPORT OF COLLISION NEWS RELEASE  FROM CHP – BISHOP OFFICE […]

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Lifting of Closures – USFS Iris Fire Update Daily Update | July 27 as of 7:00 a.m.

Iris Fire- Daily Update:  July 27, 2020  (USFS – INF Press Release)   Iris Fire – Lifting of Closures Size: 120 acres Containment: 90% Location: East of Rock Creek Road, near Iris Meadows Campground Fuels: Sagebrush, pinyon/juniper Cause: Lightning Update: Crews continue to mop up and patrol throughout the fire area. The focus remains on the […]

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