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KNP Complex Fire: More evacuation orders issued in Tulare County as wildfire grows in Sequoia National Forest – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-09-14 16:20:20 –

Tulare County, California (KFSN)- Editor’s Note: The video above is from a previous broadcast and will be updated.

The Turea County Sheriff’s Office has issued more evacuation orders as KNP compound fires continue to spread in the Sequoia National Forest.

Sheriffs say wildfires pose an imminent threat to life and property, and residents of the Sycamore community must leave now.

Evacuation is also taking place in parts of the Three Rivers from Mineral King Drive to the border of Sequoia National Park. This includes structures along both sides of highway 198.

It also includes the Oak Grove Bridge to Highway 198, including the Sierra King Driver, Crest Lane, Hammond Drive, and Oak Grove Drive.

Evacuation alerts have been issued from Old Three Rivers Road and Blossom Drive to South Fork Drive and from Highway 198 to Mineral King Drive (including North Fork Drive).

These new orders and warnings were issued in addition to the existing evacuation orders for communities along Mineral King Road.

Excelter 324N. Kaweah Ave. A shelter has been set up at the Exeter Memorial Hall in Tokyo.

The Red Cross is ready to provide food, water and resources to those displaced by the fire.

Anyone in need of assistance can call 211.

Health officials have issued recommendations on air quality in the Central Valley following a KNP complex fire in the Sequoia National Forest.

The Valley Air District has warned that residents of the Fresno, Kings, Turea and Khan counties will be affected by smoke. They said residents should limit their time outdoors to reduce exposure to particulate matter.

Last week, thunderstorms caused multiple fires, cabin, paradise and colony fires in the woods, which combined to form the KNP complex. Wildfires burned 5,861 acres, with 0% remaining contained, US Forest Office officials reported Tuesday.

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Fire officials said the paradise fire crossed the Generals Highway and was inaccessible from the ground. The crew is creating water droplets from the air to slow the spread.

Meanwhile, firefighters on the ground were controlling colony fires, but dead trees were a serious safety concern, officials said.

Cabin fire has been suppressed.
The map shows where the fire is burning. The giant sequoia in the forest is marked in dark red, allowing the crew to watch over and protect them carefully.

“They aren’t an imminent threat to any of the Sequoia groves, but that’s a concern for us,” Ruggero said.

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