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Early Morning Fire Near North Fork

NORTH FORK — Firefighters were called out just before 1:30 a.m. this morning for reports of a vegetation fire burning on Road 225 near Road 274. Cal Fire Engine 4290 was first at scene and reported the fire as burning in grass and brush on the northwest corner of the intersection, near the North Fork sign. Madera County Engine 11 ...

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Sacata Fire Grows To Over 1,500 Acres

FRESNO COUNTY — The Sacata Fire, burning north of Pine Flat Reservoir in the Sierra National Forest, has now grown to 1,502 acres with just 5 percent containment. The fire was reported at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, and is burning in tall, dry grass west of Road 10S69 near Deep Creek, and east of Eagle Peak. There ...

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Sacata Fire Grows To 500 Acres

FRESNO COUNTY — The Sacata Fire, burning on the Sierra National Forest north of Pine Flat Reservoir, has now grown to 500 acres. The fire was reported at about 1 p.m. yesterday, and is burning in tall grass, west of Road 10S69 near Deep Creek, and east of Eagle Peak. Firefighters stayed on the line throughout the night, including crews ...

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Fire Burning Near Pine Flat East Of Fresno

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST —  Smoke can be seen from across the area from the Sacata Fire, burning near Sacata Ridge, located above Pine Flat Reservoir near Haslett Basin. The fire was reported at 1 p.m. and quickly grew to over 350 acres. It is currently burning in tall grass west of Road 10S69 near Deep Creek and is east of ...

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Prescribed Fire Underway In Mariposa Grove

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers began a 148-acre prescribed fire yesterday in the Mariposa Grove. Ignition will take approximately two to three days with an additional seven to fourteen days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in the Wawona area. Fire managers have been working with the Mariposa County Air Pollution ...

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Pre-Dawn Structure Fire Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Firefighters kept a structure fire just off Road 222 from spreading into the surrounding homes and vegetation this morning. Just after 5:30 a.m., crews were called out to the 51000 block of Dorstan Drive where the first engine at scene reported a single story structure fully involved. The building appeared to have been a garage or shed, with ...

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Cause Of 1,000 Acre Marshes Fire Released

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — The Marshes Fire, which has burned 1,000 acres in Tuolumne County and is 38 percent contained, has been determined to have started when a vehicle parked on dry grass. Though fall is here and the tendency may be to let down one’s guard concerning wildfire, the danger is still very real. The Marshes Fire is being fought ...

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Marshes Fire Grows To 1,000 Acres

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — The Marshes Fire, reported on Sept. 26 at 12:20 p.m., has now grown to 1,000 acres with 30 percent containment. The fire is burning off Highway 49 and Marshes Flat Road north of Don Pedro Reservoir. Though the fire poses an immediate threat to structures in the area, there are no evacuations in place at this time. ...

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400-Acre Fire Burning In Tuolumne County

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — Firefighters are currently battling a 400-acre fire in Tuolumne County off Highway 49 at Marshes Flat Road north of Don Pedro Reservoir near the town of Moccasin. The Marshes Fire was reported at 12:15 p.m., is said to be spreading to the south and west, and has prompted mandatory evacuations for the Moccasin Estates subdivision. Evacuation advisories ...

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Vehicle Fire Briefly Closes Road 426

OAKHURST — Just before 5 p.m. yesterday crews were called out to reports of a vehicle fire on Road 426 that forced the temporary closure of the roadway in both directions. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames near Coyote Ridge Road. With fire threatening to spread into surrounding vegetation, Road 426 was closed ...

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