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Crews try to keep fire in Sierra National Forest from crossing river
Crews try to keep fire in Sierra National Forest from crossing river

Firefighters have slowly begun to make progress against a growing 7,000-acre wildfire burning in the Sierra National Forest, officials reported Thursday. The French fire, which started along the Rock Creek and Fish Creek campgrounds, is now 10% contained after burning largely out of control since it started Monday. Fire crews were working to maintain a fire line to keep flames from crossing the San Joaquin River, according to the U.S. Forest Service. As firefighters made progress overnight, they continued to focus on building a defense around homes in Hogue Ranch and Kinsmans Flat. On Thursday fire crews planned a backburning operation to strengthen their bulldozer and fire lines. ...

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