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Telegraph Fire Path Moves Away From Mariposa

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The midnight 209 offers lots of hope for Mariposa County residents. The fire grew by 10% in the last 24 hours to 32,600 acres. Containment is at 20%. Damage assessment shows 22 homes have been burned, a downward revision from the 25 reported yesterday. 32 outbuilding have been consumed by flames. Just under 3,800 firefighters […]

Telegraph Fire Maps Evening July 29

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GeoMAC and MODIS overlay on Google Earth are synchronized at the moment. Click maps to enlarge This afternoon the convection column was at least as large as any of the four columns visible yesterday. The plume was visible from the parking lot of Gold’s Gym in north Fresno at 3:00 pm today. Some structure protection […]

Telegraph Fire Maps

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The map shown below does not include the legend. You must follow this Map Link for a legend description. The map is not a fire perimeter map as much as a definition of evacuation warnings and watches. Click map images to enlarge. I’m posting another GeoMAC map with some reservation. The map shows activity that […]

Midday July 29 Telegraph Fire Challenges Fire Command

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“We’re going to be in for a fight” This is a direct quote from one Branch Director communicating with another Branch Director minutes ago. This communication follows chatter indicating the slopover I blogged about earlier near Black Mountain was completely lost. There is reason to believe this fire is still very much in it’s early […]

Full Air Assault Under Way As Tankers Bomb The Telegraph

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Telegraph Air Attack is coordinating a massive air assault on a slopover on the northeast head of the fire in the Merced River drainage. A constant string of heavy air tankers and S-2’s are running back and forth between the fire and McClellan Air Field in Sacramento and Fresno. The smaller air attack fixed wing […]

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 […]

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