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Firefighters Make Good Progress On Camp Fire Near Bass Lake

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Firefighters have made good progress on the Camp Fire, burning on Central Camp Road near Forest Road 6S06 near Bass Lake. A new estimate has the final size of the fire at 3.25 acres; there has been no update on containment from the 30 percent as of 4 p.m. We will update here when a new ...

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Update On The Camp Fire Near Bass Lake 4 PM

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Crews are making good progress on the Camp Fire, burning 4.6 miles up Central Camp Road near Forest Road 6S06. Firefighters now have a hose lay around the entire perimeter, and the fire is 30 percent contained. The Camp Fire was reported at about 1 p.m. today, and is holding at 5-10 acres. Forward progress has ...

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Progress Being Made On The “Camp Fire” Near Bass Lake

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Crews continue their attack on the Camp Fire, burning 4.6 miles up Central Camp Road near Forest Road 6S06. The fire was reported at about 1 p.m. today, and is now estimated at 5-10 acres, with zero percent containment. Forward progress has slowed. There is hose lay along the right and left flanks of the fire. ...

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Emadco Reverses Plans For Rate Increase, Says Rates Will Decrease

MOUNTAIN AREA — On the heels of a recent announcement that rates would soon increase, the waste disposal service company for Madera County, Emadco Disposal Inc., has announced that customers can instead look forward to a decrease in rates, at least for now. In an article posted on June 16, Emadco advised customers to expect an increase of 6.92 percent ...

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Fire Burning On Sierra National Forest Near Central Camp

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Just after 1 p.m. today as crews were beginning mop-up on a series of fires that sparked along Highway 41 in Coarsegold, crews were called to respond to a report of fire burning on the Sierra National Forest, 4.6 miles up Central Camp Road. The fire was called in by a North Fork resident who owns ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through June 25

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 19 to Sunday, June 25, 2017: Ahwahnee Coroner’s case On Monday, June 19 at 10:15 a.m. a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This was a natural death case ...

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Claudia Box Named Loggers Jamboree Grand Marshal

NORTH FORK — Longtime resident Claudia Box has been chosen as the 58th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree Grand Marshal. Claudia founded Box Feed in 1980 with her late husband Bern Box. Twenty seven years later, Box Feed is the go-to place for feed and ranch supplies in the mountain area. With many years under her belt as a North Fork ...

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Doughnut With A Deputy At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Here’s a chance to get to know local law enforcement in a comfortable atmosphere with no agenda except a chat, a sweet treat and cuppa something good. Sponsored by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, the community is invited to have a “Doughnut with a Deputy,” at The Pines Resort shopping center, on Wednesday, June 28, from 8:30 to ...

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80s Tribute Band Max Headroom At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — It’s one of the “not just” nights this Friday at (Not Just) Jazz on the Lake outdoors at The Pines Resort, as 80s tribute band Max Headroom takes the stage on the Gazebo Deck. Max Headroom is a five-man group out of Fresno “performing pop rock hits of the 80s,” and “specializing in one-hit wonders.” They play ...

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Fireworks Are Illegal In The Mountain Area

MARIPOSA – Did you know that possession of fireworks in our area can mean hefty fines and even jail time? The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) would like to remind Eastern Madera and Mariposa County residents of the very real fire danger and the consequences for the use of illegal fireworks. All fireworks, including “Safe and ...

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