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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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