Sierra National Forest Officials Issue Advisory

Release Date: Sep 9, 2017  

Contact(s): Alex Olow


Sierra National Forest Officials issue forest advisory


OAKHURST, CA, September 9, 2017 – Over the weekend areas within the Railroad Fire have been repopulated after their evacuation over a week ago, these areas include Fish Camp, Tenaya Lodge, Sugar Pine, Sky Ranch, the Grove and ECCO, along with highway 41 north into Yosemite National Park.

As fire suppression operations continue Sierra National Forest Administrator’s encourage visitors to the forest to exercise caution when traveling through the Forest, and stay off Forest roads where fire is still actively burning.

Fire crews remain working in coordination with bulldozers, engines and a compliment of water dropping helicopters to fully contain the Railroad fire which is now 64% contained. Fire crews and apparatus will be present on all Forest roads as their efforts continue in constructing and reinforcing containment lines around the perimeter.

Agency Administrator Mark Van Every states “Our top priority is the safety of our fire fighters, residents and forest visitors.  When traveling in the Forest, please travel at a speed safe for the conditions - you never know what’s around a blind curve; there might be rocks, debris, a tree or fire equipment in the middle of the road”.

For updates on the Railroad Fire you can go to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5553/ or call the Railroad Fire information line (559)-373-0040


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