Junction Fire

Published 08/20 2014 01:51PM

Updated 08/21 2014 08:47PM

Press Release: 8:00 pm Thursday, August 21, 2014

Madera County Sheriff John Anderson Extends Heartfelt Thanks

                                    Junction Fire Now 90% Contained


Madera County –  With the Junction Fire now 90% contained, tonight, Sheriff John Anderson is extending heartfelt thanks to the many who offered critical assistance during Oakhurst’s time of need.


A multitude of agencies deserve recognition for proving the Junction Fire, despite its grotesque energy, was less formidable than those fighting the blaze and the many who rescued citizens and tourists, successfully keeping them out of harm’s way.



CAL Fire


American Red Cross

Madera County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue

Madera County Sheriff’s Citizens On Patrol

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Merced County Sheriff’s Office

Madera Police Department

Fresno County Sheriff’s Department

Fresno Police Department

Department of Fish & Wildlife

US Forest Service

Kings County Sheriff’s Office

California Highway Patrol – Mountain & Central Divisions


“Yes, tragically structures and homes were destroyed, but not a single life was lost," said Sheriff Anderson.


The cause of Monday’s wildfire remains under investigation.

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