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California Statewide Fire Summary – September 26th

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With a Red Flag Warning in place over much of Northern California, crews continue to battle 25 major wildfires while remaining vigilant to the potential change in conditions.  Over 17,000 firefighters are on the front lines. Yesterday, firefighters made excellent progress on these remaining fires, as well as containing 18 new initial attack wildfires across the State. Since the beginning of...

Fire Crews from Mexico to Arrive at Sequoia Complex

Lake Isabella, CA – The Sequoia National Forest and Incident Commanders of the Sequoia Complex fires are excited to welcome 100 wildland firefighters from Mexico as they arrive at the East Castle Zone Incident Command Post (ICP) on Friday, Sept. 24, 2020. The firefighters from Mexico, along with agency representatives, travelled from their homes throughout 22 states in their country....

California Statewide Fire Summary – September 24, 2020

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Crews continue to battle 26 major wildfires in California. With over 18,200 firefighters on the front lines, crews continue to gain ground on these fires. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 23 new initial attack wildfires across the State, all of which were quickly contained. Since the beginning of the year, there have been well over 8,000 wildfires that have burned over 3.6 million...

California Statewide Fire Summary

CAL FIRE
Firefighters continue to battle 27 major wildfires in California, as well as one extended attack wildfire. With over 19,000 firefighters on the front lines, crews continue to gain ground on these fires. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 25 new initial attack wildfires across the State, all of which were quickly contained. Since the beginning of the year, there have been well over...

Tulare County Downgrading areas of Three Rivers to an Evacuation Warning

Visalia, CA - Sheriff Boudreaux has downgraded the Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Warning for parts of the community of Three Rivers as of 1:00 p.m. today. An Evacuation Warning means individuals living in the area are able to return to their homes, but should still be ready to evacuate should fire conditions change due to SQF Complex fire...

Forest Service to Increase Access to National Forests in California

Vallejo, CA – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces increased access to some National Forests in California beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The prohibition of the use of any ignition source on all National Forest System lands (campfires, gas stoves, etc.) throughout California remains in place. Nine National Forests in California remain closed: Angeles NF ...

WEST CASTLE ZONE / EAST CASTLE ZONE SQF COMPLEX

SQF Complex Fire
WEST CASTLE ZONE / EAST CASTLE ZONE SQF COMPLEX Current Issues with Media, California Penal Code 409.5 Porterville, CA – The Tulare County Sheriff, CAL FIRE, USDA Forest Service and National Park Service appreciate the vast majority of media partners who have cooperated with deputies and fire personnel and acted responsibly during this fire incident. It has come to our attention...

THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT TEMPORARILY CLOSES CASE MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA

Bakersfield, CA – The Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office has issued a temporary emergency closure of the Case Mountain Extensive Recreation Management Area near the town of Three Rivers in Tulare County due to the proximity of the Sequoia Complex Fire (SQF Complex). The closure is effective immediately and remains in effect until further notice. The closure prohibits all...

Kern County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Oildale

Bakersfield, CA - Kern County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the 100-block of Moneta Avenue, on September 15th, at about 1:14 am. Deputies were dispatched to the area. When the first deputy arrived, he began to investigate the vehicle and discovered it was reported stolen. Shortly after discovering the vehicle was stolen, an adult male began...

SQF Complex Update – Tuesday, September 15th

Helicopter Dips Bucket at Camp Nelson
Incident Statistics Location: 25 miles N of Kernville, CA Date of origin: 8/19/20 Cause: Lightning Size: 107,101 acres / Containment: 12% Cost: $25.4 million Injuries: 14 Civilians evacuated: 3,483 Structures threatened: 1,683 Structures destroyed: 104 The fire area remains dangerous to enter and assess damages. Firefighters remain actively engaged in providing protection to structures that have not been impacted. Tulare County building officials will be notifying property owners of structure...

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