Sonora, CA — Effective this evening CAL Fire will join forces with the U.S. Forest Service in fighting the 1,332 acre Knight Fire.
According to CAL Fire Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Chief Mike Noonan, "Our agency will enter a unified command status with the U.S. Forest Service this evening because the location of the fire is situated in the canyon and it poses a threat to cross the middle fork of the Stanislaus River and if it does that it will be on the CAL Fire D.P.A. (Direct Protection Area) and ultimately become our responsibility as well."
"Because of the threat of the fire crossing the river canyon we’re taking precautions to open up some old lines that were used during the Darby Fire (September, 1991). We’re making some contingency lines just in case the fire crosses the canyon. We’ve also staged some equipment in anticipation of the fire if it does cross the river so we can hit any spot fires in a timely manner."
Click KNIGHT FIRE for a fire location map.