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Madera County Invites Input On Hazard Mitigation Plan

MADERA COUNTY — The public is invited to participate in updating the plan to deal with the next disaster in Madera County. The County is partnering with incorporated communities, districts and others to develop an update to their 2011 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Floods, drought, wildfires, earthquakes and severe weather are just a few of the natural hazards we face, ...

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Railroad Fire Nears Full Containment, More Crews Released

OAKHURST — The Railroad Fire continues to hold at 12,407 acres and is now 98 percent contained. Activity is winding down at the Incident Command Post at the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, and there will be a lot of work done to return the park to its pre-fire condition once the fire camp has been fully dismantled. Demobilization continues as ...

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Railroad Fire Transitions Back To Local Management Team

OAKHURST — As activity winds down on the Railroad Fire, crews continue to be demobilized to return to their home units or be made available for other fires in the region. The fire is still holding at 12,407 acres and is now 87 percent contained. The Railroad Fire will transition to a local Sierra National Forest Type 3 management organization ...

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Update On The Railroad, Mission, Empire And South Fork Fires

CENTRAL SIERRA — Here is an update on the four major fires burning in our area as of this morning. The Railroad Fire has not grown over the past 24 hours, and is holding at 12,407 acres. It is now 80 percent contained. There were no crews on the fireline last night. Thunderstorms brought about a quarter inch of rain over ...

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Fire Destroys Travel Trailer At Mammoth Pool Trailer Park

NORTH FORK — Quick work by neighbors and firefighters kept a trailer fire from spreading to the surround properties and dry vegetation this afternoon. At 5:25 p.m., reports came in of a travel trailer on fire at the Mammoth Pool Trailer Park on Road 225 near Italian Bar Road. When neighbors in the tightly clustered community saw the smoke, they ...

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This May Be Why Cascadel Woods Survived The Mission Fire

NORTH FORK — If you are looking for proof that fuel reduction and preventative activities work, look no further than the community of Cascadel Woods, says Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&DC) Project Manager Justine Reynolds. The fast-moving Mission Fire destroyed three homes on its way up the mountain to Cascadel Woods. While credit is always due to ...

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Calvin Crest And Nelder Grove Survive Railroad Fire

OAKHURST — Firefighters are making very good progress on the Railroad Fire, which is now estimated at 12,407 acres and is 75 percent contained. Fireline has been completed around the entire perimeter (see large map at end of article) and crews continue to do mop-up and hit hot spots near the fire’s edge. Smoke will still be visible in some areas ...

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Firefighters On Scene Of Vegetation Fire On Triangle Road

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters have been called out once again to reports of a vegetation fire in Mariposa County. At about 9:15 a.m., crews responded to a fire on Triangle Road just west of Darrah Road. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about three acres burning in grass and brush, and unable to determine how many structures ...

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Home Burns On Scenic Drive, Fire Threatens Others Nearby

OAKHURST — A structure fire on Scenic Drive has destroyed one home, and is threatening several more as it showers the area with sparks. At 9:48 p.m., firefighters were called out to reports of a fire in the Buckeye Road area just east of the Mountain House along Road 222. The first unit at scene reported a 2,500 sq. ft. ...

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Crews Respond To Fire West Of Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – Crews are at scene of a fire on Indian Peak Road near the intersection of Road 800 west of Ahwahnee. At 6:30 p.m. a full wildland dispatch was called up for reports of a vegetation fire, including Air Attack, two helicopters, and two air tankers out of Columbia. The column of smoke was also seen by a lookout. ...

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