More evacuation warnings in Fresno County as wildfire rages

Firefighters battle a brush fire in La Habra, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. (Jeff Grtichen/The Orange County Register via AP)

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Authorities are advising more Fresno County residents to be ready to evacuate as a stubborn wildfire continues to spread.

The Fresno Bee reports Wednesday that the roster of areas advised to be ready to evacuate grew with warnings issued for the communities of Pinehurst, Miramonte and Dunlap.

The National Park Service issued the evacuation warning Tuesday night for workers and visitors in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park, as well as residents of Wilsonia.

Earlier Tuesday, mandatory evacuations were order for Summit Meadow, Goins Ranch, and Marvin Pass.

The fire that was sparked by lightning on July 31 has now charred about 153 square miles. It is 31 percent contained.

High temperatures were expected in Fresno in a heatwave forecast to last through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

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