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4:55 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

The Smoke is Clearing for Junction, Way Fires

View of the Way Fire from Old State Road, Wofford Heights
View of the Way Fire from Old State Road, Wofford Heights
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Firefighters are making progress containing two wildfires that sparked in the San Joaquin Valley on Monday.

The Junction Fire, which led to evacuations of thousands of homes in and around Oakhurst, is now estimated to be 612 acres in size and is currently 40% contained. Nine structures have been destroyed and 2 injuries reported.

Further south in Kern County, the Way Fire is slowing down. After spreading to over 3000 acres in less than 24 hours, the fire is now 3400 acres in size and is 15% contained. The fire has destroyed an estimated 8 residences and damaged 10 outbuildings.

All road closures and evacuation orders have been lifted for both fires.

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