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Crews On Scene Of A Fire Near Iron Mountain

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Firefighters are on scene of a fire on the Bass Lake Ranger District just east of Fish Camp. At about 11:40 a.m., reports came in of a vegetation fire about five miles east of Fresno Dome Campground toward Quartz Mountain trailhead, along Forest Road 6S10. The first unit at scene reported the Iron Fire at about ...

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First They Put Out The Fire, Now They Fix The Damage Done

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Though the fire has long moved through the areas surrounding the town of Mariposa, the damage done by suppression efforts remains, and firefighters have now shifted into repair mode. One resident experienced first-hand today the reality that crews don’t just tear things up as they fight to save homes, they also return to repair any necessary damage. ...

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Oakhurst Resident Dies In Crash On Highway 120

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — One person is dead and another seriously injured after a single-vehicle accident near Sonora last week. Wayne Dubois, 82, and Artha Dubois, 79, both of Oakhurst, were eastbound on Highway 120 near Buck Meadows in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup at approximately 55 miles per hour, according to CHP. Artha Dubois was driving, and apparently lost control of ...

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Update On The Detwiler Fire Monday 9 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters worked through the night hitting hot spots and patrolling the perimeter of the nearly-contained Detwiler Fire. The fire is still holding at 81,826 acres and is now 90 percent contained. As the Detwiler Fire is winding down from active fire suppression, fire managers will start the next phase of the control effort — Fire Suppression Repair. ...

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Update On The Detwiler Fire Sunday 11 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters continue their work to secure the line around the remaining northeast portion of the Detwiler Fire and to hit hot spots inside the perimeter. Cal Fire posted this photo on their Twitter page, showing the shoulder patches of just a few of the dozens of fire departments and agencies who worked together on the suppression efforts. ...

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Update On The Detwiler Fire Saturday 6 PM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Crews continue to be released from the Detwiler Fire as firefighters work on hot spots and full containment of the northeast perimeter. The fire is now estimated at 81,826 acres and is 85 percent contained. There are currently 2,821 personnel assigned to the incident including 184 engines, 35 water tenders, 76 hand crews, 12 dozers, 7 helicopters ...

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18-Year-Old Man Drowns In Hensley Lake

MADERA COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the drowning death of an 18-year-old man at Hensley Lake this morning. Just after 10 a.m., 911 received what was described as a “frantic call” from a party at the Hidden View Campground, saying that a family member had gone into the water and not resurfaced. The Hensley Lake Ranger responded to ...

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Teenager Drowns In Hensley Lake

MADERA COUNTY — Around 10 a.m. this morning, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call for a possible drowning in Hensley Lake, just south of Raymond. The Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team was dispatched to the incident, reported to be near the campground area. Cal Fire also responded. KMPH Fox 26 is reporting that at about 11 a.m., two ...

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Detwiler Fire Still Holding at 81,650 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters are close to finishing construction of the final section of line on the Detwiler Fire, The last remaining uncontrolled line is in the northeast corner near Dogtown. The terrain is steep and access challenging, but crews are making excellent progress. The fire is holding at 81,650 acres, still at 80 percent containment. Fire personnel continue to ...

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Firefighters Hold The Line On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — As firefighters get closer to total containment on the Detwiler Fire, high temps and difficult access continue to challenge crews. The fire is holding at 81,650 acres, now with 80 percent containment. There are currently 3,346 personnel assigned to the incident including 237 engines, 44 water tenders, 89 hand crews, 22 dozers, 11 helicopters and air tankers ...

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