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Dry lightning strike fire reported

Firefighters are currently engaged in a fire started by last night’s lightning strikes.

Mountain Fire
Approximately 40 acres above Cow Mountain Road in the western boundary of the Pier Fire Burn Area. Approximately 3 AD organized crews, 1 Federal Type 2 IA crew, 2 Fire Modules (crew 20 and 2), and Helicopter 522 are engaged

Camp Fire – Giant Sequoia Emitting Smoke – Castle Fire Footprint
Sequoia Crest Area – Western Divide Ranger District crews, have evaluated a Giant Sequoia emitting smoke in the Sequoia Crest area. Although the Sequoia is not considered to be a threat, crews will continue to patrol the area.

The Forest Service has requested a fixed-wing aircraft (platform) to recon the forest for additional positive/negative lightning strikes.

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The Tulare County Board of Supervisors and staff offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of former Tulare County District 3 Supervisor Phil Cox, who passed away on June 16, 2021. Former Supervisor Cox was elected to the Board in 2004 and served for 12 years. He was an integral part of the implementation and development of the StepUp Youth Program, including the StepUp Youth Challenge, the Gang Prevention Program, and the sponsoring of Summer Night Lights, and a proponent of Measure R. While in office he represented the Board on the Tulare County Workforce Investment Board; the San Joaquin Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council; and the Kings/ Tulare Area Agency on Aging Governing Board. He also served on various boards and commissions, including the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) board and the California State Association of Counties Administration of Justice Committee. Cox was deeply devoted to the business of the Board, the City of Visalia, and his family. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our condolences, prayers to his family. Good man

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