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Every Second Counts In A Fire, Plan Two Ways Out

SACRAMENTO – Did you know that only one-third of Americans have created and practiced a home fire escape plan? Almost three-quarters of Americans have an escape plan; however, less than half ever practice it, says Cal Fire. With these statistics, it’s time to stop being complacent and get the ball rolling in creating a home escape plan for you and ...

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Crews Resume Fireline Suppression Repairs On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA – Cal Fire’s Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has resumed fireline suppression repair of the Detwiler Fire in the Midpines and Hunters Valley areas of Mariposa County. Fire suppression repair is a series of actions taken once a fire has been suppressed, to repair the impacts to the land and minimize the potential for soil erosion and other issues that might ...

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Loss Of A Gem: History Burns In Railroad Fire

OAKHURST — Fire steals, even from those who fight it. It robs creatures of habitat, takes possessions, property, land, and sometimes, life. Fire also gives back: flames can be restorative, over time, for overgrown forests filled with beetle-infested, drought-plagued timber. Fire makes way for fledgling trees and new families of fauna to thrive on once-sterile ground. And fire can remind ...

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Vegetation Fire Along Road 400 Near Hensley Lake

RAYMOND — For the second time today, firefighters were dispatched to reports of a vegetation fire, this time in the Raymond/ Coarsegold area. At about 1:40 p.m., crews were called out to a fire on Road 400 near the dam at Hensley Lake. Engines from Cal Fire and Madera County Fire responded, along with Air Attack, two air tankers, two ...

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Crews On Scene Of A Fire In The Bootjack Area

MARIPOSA — Just before noon today, firefighters responded to a reported vegetation fire in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. At 11:45 a.m., crews were dispatched to the end of Ramblin Road near Mt. Lilac Road, including engines from Cal Fire and Mariposa County, two hand crews from Mt. Bullion, Helicopter 551 out of Yosemite, plus Air Attack and an ...

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Vehicle Fire Spreads To Vegetation Near Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters quickly got a handle on a fire in the Raymond area that reportedly started when a motorhome caught fire. Just before 1:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a motorhome fire at an address on Eagle Drive just off Road 600. The first unit at scene reported the vehicle was fully involved and would be a ...

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Fire On Road 600 Between Ahwahnee And Raymond

AHWAHNEE — Firefighters made quick work of a fire reported near the address 36976 Road 600 in the Ahwahnee area. Just after noon today, a full wildland dispatch was call out to an “unknown type fire” in the area. A column of smoke was also seen by a lookout nearby. Resources from Cal Fire, Madera County Fire and the Sierra ...

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Crews Respond To Vegetation Fire South Of Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters responded this morning to a vegetation fire burning just south of the community of Raymond. At 11:25 a.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a fire on Road 600 near Road 407. Nine engines, two hand crews, one dozer and a water tender responded, along with Air Attack, two air tankers and two helicopters. The first unit ...

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Fire Destroys Motorhome In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A motorhome was completely destroyed in a fire just off Road 425B in Oakhurst this morning. Just before 6:30 a.m., firefighters were called out to to reports of a motorhome on fire in a driveway at the end of Chapel Hill Drive. The first unit on scene reported the vehicle fully engulfed in flames, and incoming crews were ...

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Fire Burning Southwest Of Raymond

MADERA COUNTY — Firefighters are on scene of a fire burning southwest of Raymond, and smoke can be seen from miles around. The fire was reported by the Eastman Lake Ranger just after 4 p.m., somewhere west of Road 29, and north of Avenue 26. Ten engines, two ground crews, two dozers, a water tender, air attack and a helicopter ...

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