August 4, 2017

Here is the news of the week for August 4: Lightning strikes cause several fires near O’Neals, via Sierra News Online. This time of year, it’s essential to practice fire safety if you go camping. Check out these campfire safety tips from Smokey Bear’s new website. Do fuel reduction treatments cause beetle mortality or resilience?

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July 21, 2017

Here is the news of the week for July 21: FIRE UPDATE: Detwiler Fire in the Central Valley now at more than 70,000 acres and only 15% contained. Sierra News Online has info on the evacuations that have been ordered. Sierra Sun Times has photos of the fire. This unfortunate tragedy provides a sad reminder

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July 7, 2017

Here is the news of the week for June 30: Spring Fire evacuee: I wasn’t prepared for wildfire, but my home was (via Sierra Star). Defensible space works! FIRE UPDATE: Auberry Fire in Fresno County now 90 acres and 55% contained. Heat wave brings increased fire danger to southern Sierra Nevada (via Madera Tribune). Have a

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June 30, 2017

Here is the news of the week for June 30: FIRE UPDATE: Ben Fire burns 630 acres in Mariposa County. We’ve already reminded you that fireworks are illegal in Eastern Madera County, but here is some additional info on fireworks safety. Sierra National Forest allows campfires for the 4th of July Weekend. Your lawnmower can burn

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June 30, 2017

This is a press release from the US Forest Service: Clovis, CA June 28, 2017 – This year the Sierra NF will not be implementing campfire restrictions this Fourth of July holiday. Although the wet winter contributed to an abundance of new grass and brush, criteria used for activation of campfire restrictions based on fire danger indices and

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