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Two Fires In The YLP Area Sunday

COARSEGOLD – A fire that scorched some 36 acres in Yosemite Lakes Park this afternoon has now been contained, according to the Mariposa Command Center. The call came in at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, reporting a fire burning near several homes on Ranger Circle Drive just northeast of the golf course off Yosemite Springs Parkway.

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Grass Fire On Yosemite Springs Parkway

COARSEGOLD – A small vegetation fire broke out this afternoon on Yosemite Springs Parkway, just south of Copper Creek Drive. Crews were dispatched just after 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 to the fire, burning in dry grass on the west side of the road.

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Cat & Firefighters Save Triplex At Old Corral

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst woman credits her cat with alerting her to a fire in her home on Thursday evening that could have been a disaster for herself and her neighbors. Nancy has been living in her apartment just north of the Old Corral grocery on Road 222 for about 5 years. She was turning in early to prepare for ...

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Wildfire Awareness Week – Are You Prepared?

SACRAMENTO – California has already experienced an increase in fire activity, and to ensure Californians are ready, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has declared May 5-11, 2013 as “Wildfire Awareness Week”. During Wildfire Awareness Week CAL FIRE is reminding residents of the dangers from wildfires and the simple steps that should be followed to prepare and prevent them.

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Cal Fire Announces Burn Restrictions

MARIPOSA – Effective May 1, hazard reduction burning in Mariposa County below 3,000 foot elevation will be restricted to night time burning only between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., says the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU). Burning 4 x 4 piles of brush, leaves, pine needles or other dry vegetation ...

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Fire Burning Near O'Neals

O’NEALS – Crews have been called out to a fire on Road 210 about 3 miles west of O’Neals. The fire, dubbed the Gold Incident, was called in shortly after 1 p.m. this afternoon It is now at 150 acres burning in farm land and up a steep hill. At this hour, the fire is 25% contained. There are several ...

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Early Morning Fire At McDonalds Quickly Handled

OAKHURST – Firefighters made quick work of a fire that started in a fryer at McDonalds on Thursday morning. At about 6:50 a.m. on Mar. 28, hot cooking oil was the fuel for a fire that was contained to the fryer itself. McDonalds employees used fire extinguishers on the blaze, and called 911.

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How To Help North Fork Family Devasted By Fire

NORTH FORK – On Monday, Mar. 18, Steve and Pam Payne of North Fork lost everything when their home on De Na Lane burned to the ground. The community has been reaching out to help, and here are some ways that folks in the mountain community can contribute to the family in this very difficult time.

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Coarsegold Woman Loses Everything In House Fire

COARSEGOLD – A fire that started in the kitchen of a house on City View near Coarsegold, spread quickly and destroyed the entire structure, despite the best efforts of firefighters. The 58-year-old resident, who was identified by a friend and neighbor as Lynette Cancelleno, was in the process of cooking, but had moved to another room, leaving the stove on ...

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Fire Crews Save House From Total Loss

OAKHURST – A collection of treasured items gathered over many years went up in flames, or suffered water or smoke damage when a home on Road 425B caught fire last night. At 8:27 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, fire crews were dispatched to the house where fire was spreading through the garage and the attic.

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