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Helicopter surveillance of the fires helps Charlie gain a full understanding of the situation that threatens local communities, and the land we care about. He says “I’m better able to consult and collaborate with the tribes after seeing it from above.” SRCD Associate Director and Tribal Liason Dirk Charlie is assisting local tribes with information regarding the wildfires in adjacent Tulare County. Find more information about these fires that are 0% contained at the moment. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7089/ https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/8/21/sqf-complex-fire-includes-castle-fire-and-shotgun-fire/

Are you prepared for widfire? SRCD has resources to help direct you to the best information. CalFire’s Ready for Wildfire website and see other resources under “forestry” and under “resources” on this website. SRCD is here to support natural resource management and stewardship for local land users, and that includes emergency management and wildfire preparedness for landowners. See the Eastern Fresno County District effort in the Firesafe & Fuels Reduction Program.