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MMU Sends Resources To Jose Basin Fire

AUBERRY – Firefighters responded in the early morning hours to reports of a fire burning on Jose Basin Road near Auberry Mission Road. At 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, crews were dispatched to the Basin Fire, burning in dense vegetation and very steep terrain on Jose Basin Road near Auberry Mission Road, on the east side of the San ...

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Yosemite Fire Update June 12

YOSEMITE – Recent thunderstorms over the Sierra Nevada mountains and Yosemite National Park has sparked several fires that are active and are being monitored for multiple objectives. Precipitation associated with the recent lightning-caused fires has put some of them out. The National Weather Service is predicting continued thunderstorm activity through this weekend at the Sierra crest. All the fires are ...

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Cause Of The Fox Fire Determined

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Cal Fire has determined that the Fox Fire, that burned 25 acres on Sunday, June 7, and prompted the evacuation of 28 homes in the Ben Hur Road area south of Mariposa, was caused by someone laying a weed eater in the dry vegetation just after weedeating. The heat from the weed eater ignited the dry vegetation ...

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UPDATE: Vegetation Fire On Highway 41

O’NEALS – As of 1:40 p.m. crews have contained the fire along Highway 41 just north of Road 200 (North Fork Road), and anticipate three hours for mopup. One lane traffic control is in place due to an accident in the area. At 12:35 p.m., reports of a vegetation fire in the O’Neals area called up a wildland dispatch that ...

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Update On The Fox Fire 9PM Monday

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Fox Fire, which started Sunday just after noon along Lookout Mountain Road and Foxfield Lane south of Mariposa, is now 90 percent contained at 25 acres. Crews worked through sweltering temperatures today to secure the fireline, mop up hot spots and deal with areas of unburned grass and brush within the fire’s perimeter.

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Vehicle Starts Vegetation Fire On Road 406

O’NEALS – Firefighters responded to a vegetation fire on Road 406 this afternoon, reportedly caused by a vehicle igniting the dry grass. At about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8, engines, water tenders, dozers, and air tanker and helicopter were dispatched to the location, about one mile west of Highway 41, for what was reported by the first engine on ...

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Update On The Fox Fire Monday 9AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Fox Fire, which started yesterday near Lookout Mountain Road and Foxfield Lane south of Mariposa, is now 60 percent contained and firefighters have held it at 24 acres. As crews continue to strengthen firelines and do mopup, others are being released from the incident.

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All Evacuations Lifted For Fox Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Fire officials have lifted all evacuation orders for the Fox Fire in Mariposa County, burning in the area of Lookout Mountain Road and Foxfield Lane. Anyone entering the area is urged to drive with extreme caution, as fire equipment is still operating in the area, and suppression efforts are still underway.

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Evacuations Lifted For Some In Fox Fire Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Fire evacuations have been lifted for Foxfield Road and Daffodil Road residents, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Those living in the area were evacuated just after noon on Sunday due to the Fox Fire. The lifting of the evacuations applies only to those on Foxfield and Daffodil. Lookout Mountain and Alamo Creek remain under an ...

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Update On The Fox Fire 6pm Sunday

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Fox Fire, burning just south of Mormon Bar off Highway 49, is now estimated at 24 acres and is 35 percent contained, according to Incident Commander Steve Ward. About 140 personnel are currently assigned to the incident which was reported at 12:10 p.m., on Sunday, June 7, burning near Lookout Mountain Road and Foxfield Lane.

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