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KNP Complex Fire update: Sequoia National Forest fire prompts more evacuation orders in Tulare County – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-10-04 08:44:23 –

Fresno, CA (KFSN)-A new evacuation order was issued late Sunday night for a KNP compound fire burning in the Sequoia National Forest.

The Turea County Sheriff’s Office has ordered residents to leave their Mineral King Drive homes up to the boundaries of Sequoia National Park, including all homes on either side of Highway 198.

Evacuation warnings are still issued from Old Three Rivers Road and Blossom Drive to South Fork Drive.

The fire started over three weeks ago and continues to spread.

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In Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and in the woods, flames burn over 62,000 acres.

Contamination remains at 20%.

Fire officials held a virtual community meeting on Saturday night, hours after adding evacuation alerts to parts of southeastern Fresno County. The warnings include Lake Sequoia, Cedar Brook, Eseda Springs, and Pinehurst.

Over the weekend, officials said thick smoke on and near the fire challenged firefighters.

Dry conditions add fuel to the fire, and many steep terrains create difficult situations.

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