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Raging Fire in Madera County Assembles Sacramento Strike Team

Local Forces Come Together to Stop Rim Fire

MADERA COUNTY—

The Junction Fire in Madera County ignited around 2 p.m. on Monday, and has already burned through 1,200 acres.

According to CAL FIRE, the Junction Fire, near Highway 41 and Highway 49 in Oakhurst, has already destroyed 8 structures and threatens another 500.

Firefighters are struggling to establish containment lines because the main fire has many nearby spot fires and the weather is windy.

According to the Sacramento City Fire Department, firefighters from Sac City Fire, Cosumnes Fire Department, and Folsom Fire Department have assembled a strike team to head to the Oakhurst fire.

Several other firefighters from throughout the Central Valley are going to assist with defending homes threatened by the fire.

There are currently mandatory evacuations on Road 620 between Highway 41 and Lone Oak Lane. Jean Road, Scott Road and Taylor Mountain are also in the mandatory evacuation zone, as well as all homes and businesses between Road 426 and Road 620 off of Highway 41 North.

There are evacuation shelters at the Yosemite Lakes Community Church in Coarsegold (map), and the Coarsegold Community Center as well (map).