Courtney Fire

County: Madera County - Oakhurst
Date Started: September 14, 2014 1:50 pm
Cause: Under Investigation
Injuries: 4
Location: Courtney Lane and 7 Hills Rd, Oakhurst
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit
Acres Burned: 320Containment: 90%
Structures Destroyed: 30 residences, 19 outbuildings, 13 vehicles and 4 recreational vehicles destroyed and 4 residences, 3 outbuildings and 2 vehicles damaged
Evacuations:As of September 17, 2014 at 6 p.m. all evacuation orders have been lifted.
Residents should remain cautious of fire personnel and equipment working in the area.

Road Closures: Road 426 between Summit Road and Road 223 is open to residents only. Residents must obtain a entrance pass through Madera County
Fire Information Line: 209-966-4784
Conditions: Areas outside the control lines will be closely monitored for any new spot fires. The crews will continue mopping up and looking for hot spots within containment lines. Interior portions of the fire may produce smoke.
Resources:

  • 10 Water Tenders
  • 9 Air Tankers
  • 6 Helicopters
  • 60 Fire Engines
  • 1 Bulldozers
  • 17 Fire Crews
  • 631 Total Personnel

meadow fire

County: Mariposa County
Location: East of Little Yosemite Valley
Administrative Unit: Yosemite National Park
Acres Burned – Containment: 4,772 Acres - 80% Containment
Cause: Lightning
Date Started: August 15, 2014 12:00 am
Phone Numbers: (209) 372-0356 (Fire Information)
Announcements: The Fire is located within the designated wilderness of the Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County and is currently within Little Yosemite Valley between Half Dome and Mount Starr King on both sides of the Merced River
Notices:The South Central Sierra Interagency Management Team will begin management of the fire at 6 PM, September 8, 2014.

King Fire

County: El Dorado County
Location:
Off King of the Mountain Road, east of Pollock Pines
Administrative Unit:
CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit
Acreage Burned: 80,994 Containment: 10%
Date Started:
September 13, 2014 4:32 pm
Evacuations:
Forebay Rd, Powerhouse Rd, Whiteys Ln, Moon Ln, Catherine Hill Trail, King of the Mountain Rd, Flatlander Ln, King of the Mountain Ct, Katydid Ln, Kodiac Trail, Sherman Way, Sherman Ct, Cayman Ct, Terrace Dr, Gail Dr, El camino Dr, Deep Haven Rd, Mountain View Ct, Romer Blvd.
An Evacuation Center has been opened at the Pollack Pines Community Center.

Boles Fire

County: Siskiyou County
Location: City of Weed
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit
Acres Burned:479 - Containment: 90%
Date Started: September 15, 2014 1:38 pm
Phone Numbers: (530) 408-6167 (Boles Fire Information Line)

June Fire (Wildfire)

The June Fire started at the base of June Mountain on the afternoon of September 16. Fire behavior includes torching, spotting, and active runs.

Yosemite Fire Updates

A new fire, Double Rock, was found September 16. It is approximately 7 miles east of White Wolf and near the source of Morrison Creek. The Lembert and Cathedral fires in the Tuolumne Meadows area have become more active due to windy conditions at ridge tops and near the Sierra Nevada crest. The Meadow Fire has been converted to a smaller Type 3 organization and will be monitored by wilderness fire modules.

Meadow Fire Safety Closures Update

Containment of the Meadow Fire continues to grow allowing some areas to be re-opened. However, the fire is still active and fire crews are working in the area. In order to maintain the safety of park visitors and allow fire management operations to continue unimpeded, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park is designating a portion of Yosemite Wilderness as closed. This update reflects the reopening of Little Yosemite Valley Campground.

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