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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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Vegetation Fire In YLP Quickly Contained

COARSEGOLD — Firefighters responded to reports of a vegetation fire on Long Hollow Drive in Yosemite Lakes Park this morning. Just before 9 a.m., crews were dispatched to a fire burning in grass that was estimated at about one-quarter acre with a slow rate of spread, near Deep Forest Drive. Shortly after 9 a.m., the forward progress of the fire ...

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Prescribed Fire In Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 137 acre Mariposa Grove prescribed fire in the coming weeks, weather and air quality permitting. According to Yosemite Fire Information, ignition will take approximately two to three days with an additional seven to 14 days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in the Wawona ...

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Poor Air Quality Due To Wildfires

CENTRAL SIERRA — Smoke from the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County and the Canyon Fire burning in Santa Barbara County are affecting air quality in locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Sierra, warns the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Unusually high particulate matter levels throughout are prompting Air District officials to issue a health cautionary statement. Air ...

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Your Home Can Survive A Wildfire – Here’s How

Here is a classic example of how Owner Mitigation + Firefighter Hard Work = Success. Though the official fire season may be winding down in the next few months, finger crossed, preparation to ensure that your home is fire ready and fire safe is an ongoing task that is best accomplished in the wet and cooler weather. This dramatic photo ...

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