Rough Fire at nearly 86,000 acres, 31 percent containment

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Crews are making more progress on the Rough Fire in Fresno County.

Crews are making more progress on the Rough Fire in Fresno County. The wildfire has burned nearly 86,000 acres but is now 31 percent contained.

Officials say the flames reached the Lewis Creek Drainage on Saturday and pushed northeast. Crews in the Cedar Grove area started a burn operation around the water treatment facility and CCC camp to direct the fire around those structures.

All campgrounds in Kings Canyon National Park are closed until further notice. Visitors heading to Sequoia National Park this holiday weekend are asked to drive with their headlights on and be extra cautious because of all the smoke.

Rough Fire - Basic Information

Size: 85,894 acres

Containment: 31 percent

Total personnel: 1,967


The Rough Fire has grown to 85,894 acres and is currently the largest active fire in California. There are 1,967 personnel currently assigned to the Rough Fire. Containment increased to 31%. Rough Fire Information: (559) 332-2028.

Air Quality Today: Heavy concentrations of smoke are expected near the fire today. Smoke will be slow to lift and transport will primarily terrain and diurnally driven. Light and variable transport winds are expected primarily from the south, with increased impacts expected in San Joaquin Valley foothills northwest of the fires. Residual smoke that has not cleared the area, will add to impacts from new smoke being produced. Unhealthy to Hazardous conditions are expected in communities near the fire.

Air Quality Tomorrow: Similar conditions are expected tomorrow, with increased impacts expected in the Owens Valley.

All campgrounds in Kings Canyon National Park are now closed until further notice. - The Kings Canyon Visitor Center will be open with modified hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. - The General Grant Tree, Panoramic Point, park trails, John Muir Lodge, Grant Grove Cabins, restaurant, market, and gift shop are open. Ranger programs and hikes have been cancelled due to poor air quality however they may occur if the air quality improves.

Recreation opportunities on the Hume Lake Ranger District have been impacted by the Rough Fire. Stony Creek Village Resort will be open for day use through the Labor Day weekend. Montecito Lake Resort is closed.
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