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Is there fire in Groveland CA?

Is there fire in Groveland CA?

Groveland, CA — Ground firefighters are on the scene of a vegetation fire in the Groveland area of Tuolumne County. The flames broke out in the 18900 block of Ferretti Road near Highway 120 in some grass. The fire was extinguished quickly at a 50 x 50 spot.

What is Groveland CA known for?

Groveland is adjacent to the Stanislaus National Forest and is known for the historic Iron Door Saloon. Groveland is the main town on the Highway 120 route to Yosemite National Park, and boasts numerous lodging and restaurant businesses.

Where is the smoke in Sonora CA coming from?

In Tuolumne County, the EPA Air Quality Index indicates much of the smoke in the county, including in Sonora and its surrounding areas, is coming directly from the Tiltill Fire, which is 520 acres and 15-percent contained.

Are there fires near Twain Harte?

Original story posted at 9:05am: Twain Harte, CA — There is a structure fire reported in the 20000 block of North Tuolumne Road near Gerber Road. Numerous resources are responding to the scene so be prepared for activity.

Where are the evacuation centers in Groveland AZ?

Power has been shut off from Moccasin through Big Oak Flat to Merrell Road in Groveland as well. The sheriff’s department said evacuation centers are being set up at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Road in Mariposa, and the Manzanita Building at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive in Sonora.

Where was the wild fire in Tuolumne County?

A vegetation fire that started near Moccasin in Tuolumne County Thursday afternoon has spread rapidly east forcing mandatory evacuations in the area. The fire was first reported shortly before 2 p.m. near Highway 49 and Highway 120 in the southwest corner of the foothills county, west of Groveland.

When does the fire season start in California?

A summary of all 2021 incidents, including those managed by CAL FIRE and other partner agencies. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the West is starting earlier and ending later each year. Climate change is considered a key driver of this trend.

Are there any wildfires in California right now?

The state’s firefighting forces have been stretched thin as dozens of wildfires, many sparked by lightning from the recent heat wave, have broken out across California. Due to the fire, the sheriff’s department said its dispatch center will not be taking any non-emergency calls.