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Cal Fire Answers Questions On Rural Fire Fee

SACRAMENTO – As the State’s Fire Prevention Fee continues to be implemented, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is providing property owners multiple resources to answer their questions about the fee. This outreach effort is being implemented as a result of Assembly Bill X1 29, which was signed into law July 7, 2011 establishing a fee ...

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20-Acre Fire Closes John West Road

OAKHURST – A fire burning along John West Road this afternoon caused the road to be closed for about six hours as over 200 fire personnel, along with their engines, crew buggies, water tenders and dozer transport trailers blocked both lanes. The fire was reported at 1:34 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, burning in grass, brush and trees on the ...

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When Lightning Strikes

COARSEGOLD – “I could have lost my house. It was pretty damn scary.” Those are the words of Rebecca Jones, who experienced something most of us never will… we hope. On the evening of Monday, July 22, when a treacherous Sierra thunderstorm threw down enough bolts of lightning to start 15 fires in the area (including the still-burning Aspen fire), ...

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Keeping Busy With Fingers Crossed

BASS LAKE – When we caught up with Taylor Brown, he was busy at Bass Lake, cleaning up the day use areas along the shore. But his regular gig is Camp Host at the Mammoth Pool Campground. When the Aspen Fire blew up on Wednesday, Taylor, an employee of California Land Management (CLM), was notified by Forest Service personnel that ...

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Helicopters To Stage At Old Mill Site

NORTH FORK – Residents in the area will be hearing the sounds of helicopters taking off and landing at the Old Mill Site over the next few weeks. The Community Development Council (CDC) has entered into an agreement with the US Forest service to allow them to use the property for staging helicopters for use on the Aspen Fire burning ...

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HJTA Wins Partial Victory Against Fire Tax

SACRAMENTO – Attorneys for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) had their day in Superior Court on Friday, July 19, to argue against the State’s response to their lawsuit fighting the so-called Rural Fire Fee. HJTA has always held that the fee is actually an illegal tax, requiring a two-thirds vote of the Legislature, and filed suit to have it ...

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Fire In North Fork Near Transfer Station

NORTH FORK – A small vegetation fire that started along Road 274 near Road 225 yesterday was contain and controlled in short order, and is under investigation. At about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, Tim Maynard was walking along Road 274 just west of the 3-way stop at Road 225, when he saw someone flick something out the window ...

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Two YLP Residents In Custody On Arson Charges

COARSEGOLD – After two months of residents in the Revis Drive area feeling terrorized by what many were convinced was an arsonist, two of their neighbors have been taken into custody. When a fire dispatch came in at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, it was for the seventh fire on the cul-de-sac since May, with engines staging at ...

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Fire Burns Near Rivergold School In YLP

COARSEGOLD – The all too familiar sound of sirens and helicopters filled the air again on Sunday, June 23, as yet another fire burned in the Yosemite Lakes Park area. At about 3:30 p.m., engines were dispatched to Road 400, across from Rivergold School, for a fire burning on the south side of the road.

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Carstens Fire Update

MARIPOSA – Extensive mop-up operations are underway at the Carstens Fire that burned 1,660 acres in the Midpines/Jerseydale area. The fire is 75% contained as of 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, and patrol of the fire lines continue.

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