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Tulare County Lightning Fires

Tulare County Lightning Fires Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 29, 2011 8:00 am   FINAL
Date/Time Started: September 23, 2011 9:45 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Tulare Unit 
County: Tulare County  
Location: Throughout the Tulare County foothills  
Acres Burned - Containment: 400 acres  
Estimated - Containment: 4 fires - 393 acres - 100% contained  
Conditions: Over 470 confirmed lighting strikes since Friday afternoon. ​The largest of these fires was located northwest of Woodlake on Ave 376 and Road 197 known as the “Mud Springs Gap” area. Fire fighting personnel continue to suppress the 343 acre fire which was 100% contained.

​A second fire in the same area (Ave 376 / Road 212) was limited to 40 acres and was 100% contained by 8 a.m. Saturday morning.  Both of these fires which were reported at 9:45 pm Friday were caused by lighting strikes.

​By Saturday morning another fire (Gordon Fire ) was located off Yokohl Dr east of Exeter.  Resources had stopped the forward progress of this fire by 10:00 am . This fire was held to just under 10 acres. Fire Fighting crews remained throughout the day to gain full containment.  

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