2014-08-14 / Front Page

Junction Fire is 40 percent contained

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 - 11 a.m. - The Junction Fire, which has damaged or destroyed at least nine Oakhurst structures since it ignited on Monday, is now 40 percent contained, the fire information team said this morning.

On Tuesday, officials downgraded the total area consumed from 1,200 acres to 612 acres.

"The change in acreage is due to more accurate mapping," the fire information team said.

A total of 1,094 personnel are assigned to the blaze today, the fire team added.

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