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Telegraph Fire July 29 Update 29k Acres, 25 Homes

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The early morning incident report was sobering. Resident were informed at a community meeting that 25 homes have burned so far. 27 outbuilding have been consumed as well. 4,000 homes remain threatened. 9 firefighters have been injured since the fire began on the afternoon of July 25. The fire is 10% contained. 3,458 firefighters are […]

Telegraph Fire Update; 3,173 Firefighters On Scene

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From the Telegraph Fire midday 209: *The community of Mariposa is being impacted by the fire at this time. A pre-evacuation advisement was issued to the communities of Midpines and Briceburg. Active fire behavior is being observed in all directions primarily in the south and east flanks near the advisement areas. Hwy 140 to Yosemite […]

Telegraph Fire Now 26,000 Acres, Minimal Containment

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The Telegraph fire grew by 40% yesterday to 26,000 acres. Twelve homes have been destroyed. 2,512 firefighters are assigned to the Telegraph with many more en route. Three firefighters have been injured on the Telegraph Fire. Significant quotes from the most recent Incident Report: Today’s observed fire behavior *The fire is very active on all […]

Telegraph Fire Pace Slowed, Credit Great Firefighting

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Upon signing out for the day Telegraph Air Attack reported to Telegraph Operations the fire is doing “much better than yesterday“. He described how earlier in the day they successfully worked from the south then north. He acknowledged he couldn’t see through the smoke to give a final overhead impression of the activity occurring in […]

Telegraph Fire: More Evacuations, Mt Bullion Braces

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View Larger Map A hard closure is being requested for Jenkins Hill as numerous residents are sheltering in place. Listening to the scanner feeds, (highly recommended), Branch 1 suggests the “Whitlock” and “Blue Oak Ridge” area is looking active and evacuations may be in order, shortly. General traffic activity suggests the west side of the […]

Telegraph Fire Update: 18,000 Acres No Containment

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Quick facts;Thirteen structures have been lost including 6 homes.1,922 fire personnel are on scene.18,145 acres burnedZero percent containment From the recent 209;The northeast end of the community of Mariposa (Avaca Vale, French Camp and Penny Royal Roads) is is being impacted by the fire at this time. A pre-evacuation advisement was issued to the commumities […]

Telegraph Fire Not Near & No Threat to Yosemite

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The national cable news channels are headlining the Telegraph Fire as a “Yosemite Fire”. The fire is burning near and around Mariposa, (population of 1,400, [County 17,000]), 27 miles from Yosemite National Park. Top local coverage of the Telegraph Fire can be found at the Sierra Sun Times. Click images to expand.

Telegraph Fire Spreads North & South Overnight

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Information on the Telegraph Fire is tough to obtain this morning. The last incident 209 report was generated at midnight. I cannot find any local bloggers with new information and the local newspaper is relying on reports from Telegraph Fire command to this point. Some amazing images of the fire can be viewed here. I […]

Telegraph Fire: From 1k to 18k Acres In First 30 Hours

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The Telegraph Fire is burning in an area that has no recorded fire activity. The fire has the potential to overrun communities. Midpines on Highway 140 and Bear Valley on Highway 49 are the most vulnerable overnight. No one is sleeping with both eyes closed in Mariposa tonight. Power has been lost in Yosemite Valley. […]

Telegraph Fire: Evacuations Pending In Mariposa County

The one day old Telegraph Fire has burned 1,000 acres in Mariposa County. The fire is minimally contained and is presenting accessibility problems for incoming equipment. The fire is throwing up quite a plume. RAMSDIS offers a very clear satellite image of smoke from all active fires in California. View Larger Map From the initial […]

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