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Fire Devastates Kennedy Meadows

Kennedy Meadows, CA — Fire has completely destroyed many of the facilities at Kennedy Meadows in the high country.

Tuolumne County Fire Inspector Craig Hart reports the destruction includes the main lodge, seven cabins, the residence cabin, one laundry house, one generator shed with three eight kilowatt generators, one public restroom, one shower house, a water heater house, a tool shed, a storage shed, one car and one truck. Two travel trailers were damaged.

Undamaged structures include the manager´s house, several employee housing units, the bar and the pack station.

The initial report has the ignition point of the fire in the kitchen or fireplace of the main lodge.

One individual suffered a minor burn.

Resources on scene included two battalion chiefs, eight engines, two water tenders and two county information and prevention officers.

Written by Bill Johnson