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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2017 09:46 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/30/2017 09:46 AM
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Railroad Fire Update...920 Acres, 5% Contained

Yosemite, CA...This vegetation fire is burning on the Sierra National Forest. The fire is located near the communities of Sugar Pine and Fish Camp. The cause is under investigation. Fire crews, engines, dozers and aircraft are at scene. The fire is burning in steep terrain with heavy fuel loading. Fire Crews made good progress last night. Additional resources have been ordered. A Type 2 Incident Management Team will take over the fire today. Evacuations and closures remain in effect.






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Railroad Fire
Incident Update Sheet Date Time Information Officer Information #
08-30-17
7:00 A.M.
Daniel Tune
559-360-9663
Incident Details
Start Date
08-29-17
Cause
Under Investigation
Start Time
1:00 P.M.
Acres
920
Incident Type
Vegetation Fire
% Containment
5
Jurisdiction
Sierra N.F.
Date of Containment
-
Location: West of Hwy. 41 near the communities of Sugar Pine and Fish Camp.
Latitude
37° 26.3’
Longitude
119° 39.5’
Resources
Engines
Hand Crews
Dozers
Helicopters
Air Tankers
26
7
6
2
3
Total Personnel: 350
Assisting Agencies: Cal Fire, Madera Sheriff, Mariposa Sherriff, Caltrans, Madera County Fire
Structures
Threatened
Damaged
Destroyed
100
0
7
Current Situation:
This vegetation fire is burning on the Sierra National Forest. The fire is located near the communities of Sugar Pine and Fish Camp. The cause is under investigation. Fire crews, engines, dozers and aircraft are at scene. The fire is burning in steep terrain with heavy fuel loading. Fire Crews made good progress last night. Additional resources have been ordered. A Type 2 Incident Management Team will take over the fire today. Evacuations and closures remain in effect.
Evacuations:
Mandatory Evacuations in place for the communities of Sugar Pine and Fish Camp.
Road Closures:
Hwy 41 has been closed. Yosemite visitors use Hwy 49 to Mariposa.
SierraNF
@Sierra_NF
Sierra National Forest
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611
www.fs.usda.gov/sierra


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