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Rough fire grows slightly, evacuation warnings remain for Wishon area

The Rough fire, which has charred national forest and park service land in eastern Fresno and Tulare counties for nearly a month, grew to 66,543 acres by Sunday morning.

The blaze is still 25 percent contained. More than 2,000 firefighters are battling the wildfire, which is now the second largest in California.

No new closures or damaged structures were reported Saturday. The Sequoia National Forest put out an advisory that campgrounds near the fire that are currently open, such as Stony Creek and Fir and Cove, may close during the Labor Day holiday weekend due to future fire activity.

The Wishon area near Shaver Lake remains under an evacuation warning issued by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. Residents are not required to leave but should be ready to do so on a moment’s notice.

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