cal fire http://kvpr.org en Dry Conditions Spur Rapid Spread of Hunters Fire http://kvpr.org/post/dry-conditions-spur-rapid-spread-hunters-fire <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the late afternoon on Memorial Day, a wildfire touched off in rural Mariposa County. &nbsp;Just two days later, the so-called Hunters Fire has engulfed 1300 acres and destroyed two homes.</span></p><p class="p1">Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, says fires this time of year aren't unusual--but ones that travel so fast are.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:10:45 +0000 Kerry Klein 33385 at http://kvpr.org Dry Conditions Spur Rapid Spread of Hunters Fire Fire Threatens Community of Meadow Lakes http://kvpr.org/post/fire-threatens-community-meadow-lakes UPDATE: Sunday 6:30 p.m. The Lanes Fire is now 80 percent contained. CalFire reports that 11 firefighters have been injured. UPDATE: Sunday 7:30 a.m. CalFire officials now say that the Lanes Fire has consumed only 138 acres and is 30 percent contained. Over 500 firefighters are at work battling the blaze.  ---- Residents in the Fresno County mountain community of Meadow Lakes are being advised to evacuate their homes today due to a brush fire burning near the "four lane" section of Highway 168.  As of 6:30 p.m. the Lanes Fire had consumed around 150 acres of dry brush. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 01:43:02 +0000 Joe Moore 2101 at http://kvpr.org Lightning Caused Fires Continue to Burn in Mountains http://kvpr.org/post/lightning-caused-fires-continue-burn-mountains <p>Fires sparked by lightning on Saturday &nbsp;continue to burn today in rugged terrain in the Sierra Nevada mountains, nearly a week after they began. In the Sierra National Forest east of Fresno the Bear Fire has consumed over 700 acres of timber between Edison and Florence Lake.</p><p>Ten smoke jumpers, four helicopters and four fixed wing aircraft are battling the blaze, which is in terrain ranging from 7,500 to 9,000 feet in elevation. The fire is currently 50 percent contained. No structures are threatened.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 03:01:44 +0000 Joe Moore 1963 at http://kvpr.org Lightning Caused Fires Continue to Burn in Mountains