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Stanislaus National Forest Faces More Lightning Caused Fires

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Sonora, CA — The Stanislaus National Forest was hit by a series of Tuesday lightning strikes that have resulted in three fires.

The Clavey Fire near the Clavey Bridge on forest road 3N01 has covered 12 acres. Accordng to Sonora Fire Dispatch Center Manager Bill Barrios that fire is 100 percent contained. Containment was reached during the three o´clock hour this morning.

The Bourland Fire is located in basically the same remote area. On site are a helicopter and several hand crews. Barrios adds that the rate of spread is very slow. The Borland Fire is only a half-acre in size with a 200 foot acress small spot fire entitled Borland Two.

According to Public Information Officer Pat Kaunert at 12:30 this afternoon the Stanisalus National Forest will conduct a flyover to check for any “smokes” resulting from Tuesday´s storm.

These fires were caused by the 80-90 lightning strikes that occured in the Immigrant Wilderness area between 4 and 8pm.

Written by Bill Johnson