Sep 5, 2015

Massive wildfire near Fresno is 25% contained but still disruptive

Hume, CA
USA
by
Angel Jennings
,
Los Angeles Times
The Rough fire is the largest active fire in California, the majority of which is burning the the Sierra National Forest and Sequoia National Forest. (US Forest Service Handout / EPA)
The Rough fire is the largest active fire in California, the majority of which is burning the the Sierra National Forest and Sequoia National Forest. (US Forest Service Handout / EPA)

A massive, slow-burning wildfire that has chewed through Sierra Nevada forests for over a month continues to disrupt end-of-summer travel plans by forcing the closure of campgrounds and prompting health warnings during the Labor Day weekend. The so-called Rough fire burning east of Fresno grew to 85,894 acres Saturday morning, making it California's largest active wildfire. It is 25% contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service.