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Update On The Spring Fire Monday 8 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Suppression efforts continue on the Spring Fire, burning along Highway 49 in the Bootjack area. The fire has charred an estimated 225 acres and is now 15 percent contained. There are currently 33 engines, 14 crews, 5 dozers, 4 water tenders, 3 helicopters and 6 air tankers assigned to the incident. The fire started on Sunday, July ...

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Some Residents Allowed To Return Home In Spring Fire Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Residents in some areas evacuated earlier today due to the Spring Fire are being allowed to return to their homes, though they will likely be without power. Homes on Morning Star, Carlton, Silva and the lower part of Ashworth Road below Grist are being repopulated tonight, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Residents are being warned that there ...

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Spring Fire Now Over 200 Acres, Highway 49 Still Closed

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Just as things were winding down on the Ben Fire which burned 630 acres in the Mormon Bar area, another fire broke out just northeast of that location, and activity at the Incident Command Post at the Mariposa County Fairground shifted into high gear again. The Spring Fire was reported at 1:45 p.m. today, and is now ...

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Spring Fire Jumps Highway 49, Roadway Closed

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Additional resources are responding to a vegetation fire burning along Highway 49 at Allred Road near the Lutheran Church southeast of Mariposa. At 1:45 p.m., a full wildland dispatch was called up for reports of the fire, which was estimated at 3 acres when the first resources arrived at scene at 1:56 p.m. The fire has since ...

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Evacuation Info From Mariposa Co. Sheriff

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Due to the Spring Fire, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has implemented mandatory evacuations and advisories in the fire area. Highway 49 South is CLOSED from Silva Road to Varain Road. As of 3:26 p.m., mandatory evacuations were ordered on:   Ching Road to Silva Road Allred Road to Morning Star Road Ashworth Road to Old Oak ...

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Fire In Mariposa County On Highway 49, Evacuations In Progress

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire burning south of Highway 49 at Ching Road near the Lutheran Church southeast of Mariposa. At 1:45 p.m., a full wildland dispatch was called up for reports of the fire, which was reported at 3 acres when the first resources arrived at scene at 1:56 p.m. Air Attack is ...

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Update On The Ben Fire Saturday 8 PM

MARIPOSA COUNTY— Firefighters continue to make good progress on the Ben Fire, burning in the Mormon Bar area of Mariposa County. It is now 90 percent contained at 630 acres. Work continues to strengthen firelines and do mop-up. Ben Hur Road at Buckeye, and Ben Hur Road at the entrance to the Quick Ranch remain open to residents only. There ...

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Update On The Ben Fire Saturday 8 AM

MARIPOSA — The Ben fire, burning in the Mormon Bar area of Mariposa County, is now 80 percent contained and is still holding at 630 acres. Ben Hur Road at Buckeye, and Ben Hur Road at the entrance to the Quick Ranch remain open to residents only. There are currently 40 engines, 12 crews and 5 water tenders assigned to ...

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Hazard Trees Removed At Rec Center In Time For Loggers Jamboree

Submitted by Justine Reynolds — NORTH FORK — Attendees at the Loggers Jamboree this weekend will be safe from hazard trees at the North Fork Rec Center thanks to North Fork Boosters volunteers and funding for tree removal from Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Yosemite/Sequoia RC&DC) through Pacific Gas & Electric’s Fire Safe grant program. This project’s goal was ...

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Update On The Ben Fire Friday 6 PM

MARIPOSA — Firefighters continue to make good progress on the Ben fire, burning in Mariposa County. It is now 70 percent contained and is still holding at 630 acres. After a hard closure during the height of suppression efforts, Ben Hur Road at Buckeye, and Ben Hur Road at the entrance to the Quick Ranch were open yesterday, to residents ...

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