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Junction Fire Incident Update

Start Date & Report Time: August 18, 2014, 1:50 p.m.

Cause: Under Investigation.

Acres: 612

Containment: 95%

Fire Engines: 7

Fire Crews: 6

Bulldozers: 2

Helicopters: 0

Air tankers: 0

Total Personnel: 188

Injuries: 3

Structures Threatened : 0

Structures Destroyed: 47

Structures Damaged: 6

Current Situation:

Firefighters continue to aggressively mop up interior hot spots where needed and patrol the fire affected areas. Fire Suppression/ Repair work is ongoing. Demobilization of excess resources continues.

With summer weather and extreme drought conditions, we are asking everyone to continue to use caution, “one less spark - one less wildfire”. For more information on how to prepare for wildfires, go to www.readyforwildfire.org.

Cooperating Agencies:

Madera County Sheriff, Madera County Fire, Sierra National Forest, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Highway Patrol, American Red Cross, Hillview Water Company, Sierra Telephone, PG&E, Cal Trans, Cal OES, California Conservation Corps, and Madera County OES

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