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The 10,669 Acre Fresno County Lightning Complex Fires Are 69% Contained
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By Anthony W. Haddad
Published 2 weeks ago on
July 1, 2024

CalFire reports significant containment progress on the Flash, Bolt, and Hog fires, with extensive evacuation measures and substantial firefighting resources deployed. (X/CalFire)

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With minimal fire activity through the night, CalFire reported that fire crews were able to strengthen containment lines and extinguish hot spots in the Fresno June Lightning Complex.

The Flash, Bolt, and Hog fires remained at 10,669 acres as of Monday, with containment growing to 69%.

1,155 personnel on the scene supported by 71 engines, six helicopters, 11 dozers, and 33 water tenders.

One structure has been confirmed destroyed since the fire started.

Current Fresno June Lightning Complex Updates (as of Monday from CalFire):

Flash Fire / Bolt Fire

  • Location: Fires located at Palomino Drive and Elwood Road in the Wonder Valley area
  • Size: 10,375 acres (same as Sunday’s report)
  • Containment: 68%

Hog Fire

  • Location: Watts Valley Road near Hog Mountain Road
  • Size: 293 acres (same as Sunday’s report)
  • Containment: 99%
Map of the Fresno June Lightning Complex as of July 1, 2024. (CalFire)

Evacuation Orders, Warnings, and Road Closures

CalFire officials announced in a news release on Sunday  that all evacuation orders and road closures have been lifted.

However, evacuation warnings are issued for Zones K93, K72, K134, K73 North, K73 South, K77, K75 North, and K75 South for both fires, advising residents to be prepared to leave if necessary.

“Public safety crews will have a strong presence in the fire area for the next several days to ensure the protection of our residents and their property. Be aware there may be traffic flow interruptions due to fire crews and utility workers still operating in the area,” CalFire officials said in a news release.

For additional information when returning home, refer to www.fire.ca.govClick on the link “Returning home after a wildfire” for safety precautions.

For assistance with recovery, go to https://www.fresnocountyca.gov/resources/fresno-county-emergency

Videos of the Fresno June Lightning Complex

Press Conference Regarding the Lightning Complex Fires

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See these important safety steps you should take when returning back to your home after a wildfire.

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Anthony W. Haddad, who graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with his undergraduate degree and has an MBA at Fresno State, is the Swiss Army knife of GV Wire. He writes stories, manages social media, and represents the organization on the ground.

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