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'Acorn Fire' Near North Fork Burns 7 Acres

NORTH FORK – Folks on their way into North Fork on Road 200 this afternoon were witness to a large plume of smoke and quite the airshow. The “Acorn Fire” was called in at 1:14 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, and engines from the Rancheria and Sierra National Forest in North Fork were on the scene in minutes.

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Rural Fire Fee Bill – What To Do When You Get Yours

Unfair Tax? You can protest your bill, but you still have to pay CALIFORNIA – Property owners across the state have been receiving bills for what is being called the “rural fire fee.” Anyone living in what has been designated a State Responsibility Area (SRA) is being required to pony up $150 per habitable structure on the property. An SRA ...

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Repeat Performance For Walker Grade Fire

NORTH FORK – Lightning may not strike twice, and neither of the fires on Walker Grade this week was lightning-caused, but they did ignite within just a few feet of one another on subsequent days. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, crews responded to a fire on Road 200’s Walker Grade, in the same area of a small spot fire they had ...

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Local Fires Update – Longo & Walker Grade

Two fires in as many days have kept local fire crews hopping. Luckily, both were restricted to burning only in vegetated areas. No structures were threatened by the blazes. The “Longo Fire” was called in at 1:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. It consumed 1.6 acres on Road 415 at Longo Road near Coarsegold. Resources were dispatched from Raymond, Ahwahnee, ...

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String Of Fires Along Darrah Road

When the lookout at Shuteye Peak called in a smoke at Darrah Road & Highway 49 just after noon yesterday, Sept. 12, it seemed just another small fire beside the road. But then, the call came in that there was a second smoke on Darrah Road, and then a third and a fourth. The troops were mobilized from Mariposa County ...

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Coarsegold Area Fire Under Control

A fire that started in vegetation at the intersection of Roads 415 and 416 has been stopped just short of 5 acres. Crews were called out at 12:35 p.m. Sept. 11, to the “Gold Fire,” about 4 miles southwest of Coarsegold. It was burning on a fairly steep slope, but crews got a line around it quickly and helicopter water ...

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High Fire Danger Brings Restrictions On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – Due to fire indicators, such as temperature and fuels moisture, the Sierra National Forest is implementing fire restrictions beginning Aug. 6 and until further notice. Restrictions are in in place in the High Hazard areas of the Sierra National Forest – from the boundary of the forest in the foothills, to 4,000 feet in elevation in the Sierra ...

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