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Some Evacuations Lifted For Goose Fire

PRATHER — Firefighters held the line last night on the Goose Fire, which was reported this morning at 2,020 acres, the same estimate given last evening. The fire is now 30 percent contained. Damage assessment teams are in the area conducting evaluations, and power companies are conducting infrastructure assessment for the feasibility of re-energizing the western portion. Five structures have ...

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Update On The Goose Fire 7PM Monday

PRATHER — Though there was limited growth last night on the Goose Fire due to the hard work of the firefighters on the line and favorable weather conditions, today’s hot temperatures and breezy conditions presented new challenges. The fire grew to 2,020 acres today, and is now 20 percent contained. Firefighters, with the assistance of 12 dozers, continue to built ...

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Cal Fire Suspends Campfires & Outdoor Smoking On SRA

MARIPOSA – Due to the “extreme menace of wildfire and its potential to destroy life, property and natural resources,” Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) Chief Nancy Koerperich has suspended certain activities within the State Responsibility Area (SRA), including campfires and outdoor smoking. Due to current and predicted fire weather, the lack of precipitation, the dryness of vegetation, and the increased fire activity, ...

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Crews Make Progress On Goose Fire, Evacuations Remain In Place

PRATHER —  Firefighters held the Goose Fire at 1,800 acres overnight, and have now achieved 15 percent containment. Excessive heat, steep terrain and extremely dry vegetation have hampered fire suppression efforts, and heavy smoke can sometimes impact the air attack. The number of personnel assigned to the incident has grown to 1,328, including 99 engines, 28 crews, 9 helicopters, 12 ...

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Goose Fire Now 1,800 Acres, Still Only 5 Percent Contained

PRATHER — As excessive heat, steep terrain and extremely dry vegetation hamper fire suppression efforts, the Goose Fire has now grown to 1,800 acres, still with just 5 percent containment. The fire continues to move to the southeast, and firefighters will work through the night to construct and strengthen containment lines. The number of personnel assigned to the incident has grown ...

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Goose Fire Grows To 1,500 Acres

PRATHER — The Goose Fire, burning just south of Prather off Gooseberry Lane and Morgan Canyon, is now estimated at 1,500 acres, and is still just 5 percent contained. About 200 structures are threatened, and nearly 300 homes have been ordered to evacuate. According to Cal Fire, “multiple” structures have been damaged, but none destroyed. There are currently 500 personnel ...

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Fork Fire Nears Total Containment

NORTH FORK — As activity on the Fork Fire winds down, the only signs many will see of the recent burn are some charred trees along the roadway and the pink retardant painting trees, mailboxes and rooftops. The fire is now 90 percent contained at 38 acres, and crews continue to be demobilized to return to their home units, or head ...

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Goose Fire Grows To 1,000 Acres

PRATHER — The Goose Fire, burning south of Prather along Highway 168, has now grown to 1,000 acres with just 5 percent containment. The fire was reported at 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon in the area of Gooseberry Lane and Morgan Canyon (see map below), and has forced the evacuation of more than 300 homes and closed Highway 168 from Auberry Road ...

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Firefighters Save Homes Before Fire Has A Chance To Start

NORTH FORK — Firefighters from the Rancheria Cal Fire Station in North Fork played a different kind of role in fire protection last Thursday when their sharp situational awareness headed off what could have led to disastrous results. Just after 12:30 p.m. Engine 4255 had made its way to the end of Duke Road just off Road 200 and was ...

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Crews On Scene Of Longview Fire In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Crews are currently on scene of a fire burning in vegetation in the 30000 block of Longview Lane in Coarsegold, at the intersection of Longview and the Flying O Ranch Road. Evacuation warnings have been issued for residents two miles on either side, immediately east and west of the fire. The Longview Fire was called in just after 1 p.m. today, and ...

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