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Re: Railroad Fire

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avatar Highway 41 is closed
August 29, 2017 03:03PM
Highway 41 is closed between Tenaya Lodge and Oakhurst due to the Railroad Fire. It's uncertain when the road will reopen. The south entrance to Tenaya Lodge remains open at this time.

SR 41
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED FROM 4.6 MI NORTH OF OAKHURST (MADERA CO) TO THE
MADERA/MARIPOSA CO LINE - DUE TO WILDFIRE -
avatar Railroad Fire
August 29, 2017 03:56PM
They have issued mandatory evacuations for Tenaya Lodge.
avatar Re: Railroad Fire
August 29, 2017 04:22PM
Highway 41 (Wawona Road) South of Wawona is now closed.
avatar Railroad Fire, Sierra National Forest (NF), California.
August 29, 2017 06:16PM
The Railroad Fire started August 29, 2017 at approximately 1300 hrs. West of Highway 41, near the community of Sugar Pine, South of Yosemite National Park and Fish Camp. It is a vegetation fire burning on the Sierra NF. The fire is burning in steep terrain, with difficult access and heavy fuel loading. Potential for this fire is high.

Mandatory evacuations are in place for the community of Sugar Pine and Sugar Pine Camp with an evacuation advisory for the community of Fish Camp. There are 100 structures threatened. Highway 41 is in a hard closure from Westphal to the South entrance to Yosemite National Park. Yosemite visitors are to use Highway 49 and Highway 140 for entrance to the National Park.

Presently the fire has consumed approximately 200 acres and is 0% contained, cause of the fire is under investigation.

Resources on this fire:
  • 15 Fire Engines, 4 Hand Crews, 3 Helicopters, 10 Air Tankers
  • Total Personnel: 200
  • Assisting Agencies: CAL FIRE, Madera County Sheriffs Office and Madera County Fire.
  • Additional resources are on order.
Tomorrow at approximately 1000hrs a Type 2 Incident Command Team (IMT), will take over the incident command from the Sierra NF.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5553/



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/29/2017 06:17PM by eeek.
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