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A wildfire south of Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks has burned through 127 acres, but fire officials said they’ve stopped the fire’s movement for now.
The Marmot fire was sparked Tuesday afternoon southeast of Three Rivers, a small community in Tulare County that’s near the national parks. The fire threatened homes, but officials have issued only evacuation warnings to residents in the area.
The fire was burning near South Fork Drive and Cinnamon Canyon Road.
The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation warnings for the area, including along Cinnamon Canyon Drive into the parks, telling residents to be ready to evacuate. By Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office had lifted the warning, but the area at South Fork Drive and Mountain Road 319 remained closed.