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Spring Fire Burning Near Lake Edison

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Firefighters are currently working the Spring Fire, burning on the northeast side of Lake Thomas Edison in the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area of the Sierra National Forest. Fire officials report that the fire is 15 percent contained as of 6 p.m. and though it is burning in a wilderness area, it is being fully suppressed by ...

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Fire Quickly Stopped Near Blackhawk Lodge

COARSEGOLD — Firefighters were called out to a report of several fires along Highway 41 near the Black Hawk Lodge at approximately 1:44 p.m. today. First at scene was local Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, longtime volunteer firefighter out of O’Neals, with Madera County Engine 17 and Water Tender 17, reporting a small spot fire at one-quarter of an acre on the ...

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Fire Near Putney Ranch Stopped At 2 Acres

NORTH FORK — Local firefighters have had a very busy day so far in the North Fork area. Having just wrapped up a fire on Arab Way, they responded to a medical aid call in North Fork, and were then dispatched to reports of a fire near the Transfer Station just north of town. At 2:38 p.m., a fire was ...

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Fire In North Fork Quickly Suppressed

NORTH FORK — A vegetation fire reported on Arab Way just off Rocky Road near the intersection of Road 200 and Road 221, was quickly handled by firefighters this afternoon. Just before noon on Saturday, crews responded to a fire burning in grass next to a horse corral at a home at the end of Arab Way. Cal Fire Engine ...

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Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On State Wildfires

CALIFORNIA — While the Broken Fire in Coarsegold is 100 percent contained, there are over 3,600 firefighters battling 10 major wildfires across California. Mild temperatures have given firefighters the opportunity to gain the upper hand on containing five large fires over the past couple of days. Temperatures will continue to remain below normal, but high winds and low humidity is ...

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Coarsegold Fire Now Estimated At 100 Acres

COARSEGOLD — The “Broken Fire,” so-named for its proximity to the long-closed Broken Bit Restaurant on Highway 41 north of Coarsegold, is now 80 percent contained at 103 acres as of 7 a.m. Tuesday. The fire broke out just before noon today on the Veater Ranch, threatening one home before the forward progress was stopped at about 3:20 p.m. Pre-evacuation ...

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Fire Near Coarsegold Grows To Estimated 50-75 Acres

COARSEGOLD — A fire just east of Highway 41 on Veater Ranch prompted the call-up of resources from all over the area, and is still burning as of 2:40 p.m. with zero percent containment. Just before noon today, crews responded to a vegetation fire burning about 1/2 mile off Highway 41 near the closed Broken Bit Restaurant north of Coarsegold. ...

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Three Cats Perish In A Coarsegold House Fire

COARSEGOLD — The occupants of a home off Cavin Lane escaped the dense smoke of a house fire Sunday afternoon, but lost at least three of their beloved cats. Firefighters were called out to reports of a structure fire just before 3 p.m. The first responder to arrive at the scene reported heavy smoke pouring from all sides of the ...

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Fire Closes Highway 41 Near Blackhawk Lodge

 O’NEALS — Crews responded to a vegetation fire today near the Blackhawk Lodge that threatened at least one structure and snarled traffic on a stretch of Highway 41 just north of Road 200. Firefighters were called out at 12:50 p.m. to the fire which was burning in grass and oak brush just adjacent to the southbound lane. The first engine ...

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