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Vegetation Fire On Highway 41 Near Children’s Blvd.

MADERA COUNTY — Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire burning on the east side of Highway 41 between Children’s Blvd. and Avenue 12. The fire was reported at 4:37 p.m. Though the roadway is still open, smoke is affecting visibility and people are stopping to look. As of 5:57 p.m., forward progress of the fire had been stopped. ...

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Madera County Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run

MADERA COUNTY — Law enforcement agencies throughout Madera County will be participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 13. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. This year’s Opening Ceremonies will be hosted at the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, 2725 Falcon Drive, at 6:30 ...

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Madera County To Sell Parcels With Delinquent Taxes

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Tax Collector’s office is in the process of the final drive for collections of taxes owed to the County, and all entities for whom they collect, in preparation for fiscal year-end closing. “Last month we sent out over 4,000 delinquent notices, and we have been putting bank levies on unpaid unsecured taxes,” said Tracy ...

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Sierra NF Planning Vincent Fuel Break Prescribed Fire

CLOVIS  – The Sierra National Forest (SNF), High Sierra Ranger District, Fuels and Fire Management staff are planning to ignite a prescribed fire on the Vincent Fuel break on Tuesday, May 23, as part of an ongoing hazard fuels reduction plan. Smoke will likely be visible around the mountain area and the Valley. “Using the advantage of favorable weather conditions, ...

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New Fire Truck Demonstrated At Board Of Supervisors Meeting

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Board of Supervisors learned first-hand the capabilities of the new T-Rex, the articulating platform ladder fire truck, soon to be put into service at Station 8 in Coarsegold. During today’s regular Board meeting, MMU Cal Fire Division Chief Dave Allen gave the supervisors a close-up look at the new truck, which was acquired to ...

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Getting Trashy Is Fun At Bass Lake Annual Spring Clean

BASS LAKE — Save the date for the Bass Lake Annual Spring Clean Event, set for Saturday, May 20. Once a year, like-minded individuals dedicated to making the world a more beautiful place, gather at Bass Lake for a tidy fling known as the Bass Lake Spring Clean. Volunteers will gather at 9 a.m. at Recreation Point along Road 222 ...

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Relay For Life Gears Up For May 2017 Event

OAKHURST — Eastern Madera County’s Relay for Life organizers are excited to announce plans for their 2017 event, The Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Oak Creek Intermediate School in Oakhurst. The theme this year is “Musicals.” “Partnering with the American Cancer Society, our local community of volunteers ...

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Half-A-Dozen Fires Keep Firefighters Busy

COARSEGOLD — A fire burning at the edge of Yosemite Lakes Park near the dam at Black Hawk Lake has been contained. Just before 4 p.m., as mop-up was being completed at the Garnet Fire on Road 400, firefighters were dispatched to the end of Patrick Avenue for another vegetation fire. A resident who was out for a run along ...

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Firefighters Respond To Yet Another Escaped Burn Pile

COARSEGOLD — “Just because it’s a burn day doesn’t mean it’s safe to burn.” It’s a warning given often by fire officials, but not necessarily heeded by residents. Firefighters responded today to yet another escaped burn pile, this one just outside Yosemite Lakes Park on Road 400 near Garnet Creek Lane. At about 2:20 p.m., crews were dispatched to the ...

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Are You Doing The Right Thing The Wrong Way?

CENTRAL SIERRA – The last thing you want to do while working to protect your home from wildfire is to cause one, or to be billed for suppression efforts made necessary by negligent actions, and unintended consequences. During the dry fire-prone months, mountain area residents are extra diligent in keeping the dry weeds cut and under control in an effort ...

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