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Corrine Fire Grows To 1,000 Acres Near North Fork

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A map of the loactions of the two fires

Update: Friday June 19, 6:00 PM
The Corrine Fire has now grown to 1,000 acres is just 5 percent contained. Three outbuildings have been destroyed. Evacuations are in order for residents south of Corrin Road to Kerckoff Lake, and an advisory evacuation for residents of the community of Cascadel. Road 222 from Road 200 to Kerckhoff.

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UPDATE: Friday June 19, 2:24 PM
Evacuation orders are now in place  for residents south of Corrine Road to Kerckoff Lake. The evacuation center has been established at Sierra Presbyterian Church, 39696 Highway 41 in Oakhurst. Cal Fire issued the following statement Friday afternoon about the fire:

Fire burning at a moderate rate of spread. There continues to be a threat to the North Fork community. Access to the fire is difficult due to steep terrain. Firefighters are experiencing extreme fire behavior conditions due to drought and low fuel moisture.

Road closures are in effect on Road 222 from Road 200 to Kerckhoff, and Road 225 between Road 235 and 233

The fire area remains at around 500 acres and is 10 percent contained. 

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Original story:

A second 500-acre fire is burning in the Sierra Nevada near North Fork. 

Called the “Corrine Fire”, the blaze is burning near Road 222 and Tunoi Place, north of Auberry in Madera, County.

As of Friday morning , Cal Fire says the fire has burned over 500 acres and is currently 20% contained.

The fire began Thursday night. Evacuations are being ordered on Ciatana Creek Road.

This story will be updated.

Jeffrey Hess is a reporter and Morning Edition news host for Valley Public Radio. Jeffrey was born and raised in a small town in rural southeast Ohio. After graduating from Otterbein University in Columbus, Ohio with a communications degree, Jeffrey embarked on a radio career. After brief stops at stations in Ohio and Texas, and not so brief stops in Florida and Mississippi, Jeffrey and his new wife Shivon are happy to be part Valley Public Radio.
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