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April Has Never Been This Dry, Say Researchers, as Cal Fire Begins to Staff Up

Moisture content in vegetation is typically not something Cal Fire has to pay attention to until May or June. This is not a typical year. The U.S. Forest Service checked fuels in the Sierra Nevada foothills of eastern Fresno County on April 1 because of abnormally dry conditions. Also atypical:...

Rain Not Enough to Help Creek Fire Crews. Winds a Concern as Military Team Prepares to Arrive.

A change in weather brought some light drizzle to the area of the Creek Fire, but Cal Fire says it wasn't near enough to dampen the growth of the blaze. Cal Fire information officer Chris Thompson tells GV Wire℠ they're expecting 35-45 MPH gusts on the northern part of the fire today...

‘This Is Their Backyard,’ Battalion Chief Says of Local Firefighters Battling Creek Fire

Seth Brown, a battalion chief for Cal Fire Fresno County, tells GV Wire℠ that firefighters from cities throughout the Central Valley are taking part in the herculean effort to control the Creek Fire. "This is their backyard," says Brown. "They wanted to come up here and help fight the fire and...