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Aspen Fire Grows to 6,693 Acres

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – There are now a total of 1,012 personnel fighting the Aspen Fire, burning near Mammoth Pool on the east side of the San Joaquin River. The lightning caused fire, which was discovered just after midnight on Tuesday, July 23, has grown overnight to 6,693 acres, and is 10% contained.

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Aspen Fire Grows, Progress Made On Containment

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – The Aspen Fire has now burned 4,789 acres and is 5% contained as of 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26. The lightning-caused fire started on Tuesday, July 23, and is burning in very steep, difficult terrain, moving generally north and east, with the most activity on the northern part of the fire.

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Aspen Fire Now At 4,500 Acres

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – The Aspen Fire, which was discovered on Tuesday, July 23, has now reached 4,500 acres with 0% containment. The fire is burning on the Sierra National Forest High Sierra Ranger District on the east side of the San Joaquin River near Mammoth Pool Reservoir in steep, rugged, inaccessible terrain, which has hampered suppression efforts for both ...

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Update On The Aspen Fire

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – The Aspen fire, located seven miles northwest of Big Creek, Ca, continues to be very active and has now consumed over 2,500 acres. According to reports, the fire moved to the north during the night, and is about 1,000 feet above the shoreline on the east side of Mammoth Pool Reservoir Campgrounds from Fish Creek and ...

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Heavy Smoke Continues From Aspen Fire

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – Heavy smoke continues to blanket the area this morning as the Aspen Fire on the east side of the San Joaquin River continues to burn. The Aspen Fire was discovered just after midnight on Tuesday, July 23, burning below Stump Springs Road north of Aspen Springs in the Sierra National Forest – High Sierra Ranger District. ...

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Smoke From Aspen Fire Blankets Area

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – Residents in the mountain area woke to the smell of smoke, and a haze blanketing everything as far away as Coarsegold. The source of the smoke is the Aspen Fire, burning in the Kaiser Peak area between Mammoth Pool and Huntington Lake, on the east side of the San Joaquin River canyon.

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What Time Is Mountain Time?

OAKHURST – Prompted by one of our readers, SNO staff logged onto Facebook and asked the fairly loaded question, “have you experienced ‘mountain time’ when it comes to such things as hiring contractors?” We wanted to know if area residents would recount stories of people showing up on time here in the foothills, or late, or not at all… and ...

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Lightning Sparks Several Fires

MADERA COUNTY – Several lightning strikes in the mountain area last night kept firefighters busy tracking down small blazes. The first call came in just after 7 p.m. on Monday, July 22, for a fire along Road 600 near Grub Gulch. There were two small fires in the area that crews had handled in short order.

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Update On Recent Fire Calls

MADERA COUNTY – Firefighters have responded to several calls in the past week, with the first on Road 400 at Lilley Mountain Road. On Thursday afternoon, July 11, crews responded to a fire on Road 400 that began burning up Lilley Mountain. Initially, several structures were threatened, but with two tanker drops delivered very quickly, none were lost.

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Sierra Homestay Needs Room For 4 More

This is a note from Coarsegold resident Bruce Howard who together with his wife Lori Howard are promoting nonprofit organization Sierra Homestay. They’re looking to fill a few precious spots and want to hear from residents who are interested. Dear Friends: For the past 6 years, Lori and I have brought Chinese students to the Eastern Madera County region and ...

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