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Some Residents Can Return Home Near Carstens Fire

MARIPOSA – As of Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m., officials are reporting that the Carstens Fire is 40% contained. The fire has burned 1,888 acres and no structures have been damaged. Over 1,000 residents were asked to evacuate the area. There are still over 1,100 firefighters, 62 fire engines, 16 dozers and 30 law enforcement officers assigned to the ...

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Sheriff Seeks Public's Help Re: Ignition Of Carstens Fire

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for any information about the unattended campfire that investigators believe may have started the 1,800+ acre Carstens fire in the Midpines/Jerseydale area. The fire started on Sunday, June 16, just after 2 p.m., and has caused wide-spread closures and evacuations, with some 1,000 people being displaced from their homes.

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Unattended Campfire The Cause Of Carstens Fire

MIDPINES – Cal Fire is reporting that the cause of the Carstens wildfire near Midpines was an unattended campfire. The huge fire, which started on Sunday afternoon, has now burned over 1,600 acres and forced the evacuation of 1,900 residents from about 800 homes.

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Lushmeadows Now Being Evacuated For Carstens Fire

MARIPOSA – Over 800 firefighters continue battling a large wildfire in the Jerseydale area north of Mariposa today, dealing with steep terrain, tinder dry brush and narrow access roads. Crews continue to roll into staging areas, and air tankers and helicopters worked overhead all day making water and retardant drops on the flames.

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Update On Carstens Fire North Of Mariposa

MARIPOSA – Update – On Sunday, June 16, at 11:30 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office issued an evacuation order due to the unpredictability of the Carstens Fire. Cal Fire has initiated the evacuation order for the residents on the northeast side of Triangle Road between Highway 140, extending to Darrah Road. Earlier in the day, at 7:50 p.m., Cal ...

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Witnesses Describe Suspicious Persons On Latest YLP Fire

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – The sixth fire on Revis Circle East was called in at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14, and this time, there were witnesses. Several of the residents along the cul-de-sac and Revis Road reported to Cal Fire that they had seen suspicious individuals and gave descriptions of a vehicle seen entering and leaving Revis Circle ...

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5th Fire Off Revis Circle East Burns 60 Acres

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – If the firefighters weren’t weary enough of calls to fires in YLP, the residents certainly were. They lined the streets in groups, some in lawn chairs, some of roof tops, watching and photographing the latest suppression efforts in a string of fires that has plagued the area for weeks on end. The most recent had been ...

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Town Hall Meeting With Cal Fire In YLP

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Cal Fire Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich and staff will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse in YLP. This will be a chance for residents and concerned citizens to ask questions and get updates on the recent fires in the area, and learn what they can do ...

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Another Fire Rattles Nerves In YLP

COARSEGOLD – Just when you thought it couldn’t happen again, it happened again. Another fire burning at the east end of Revis Circle East, the second in as many days. It was actually two fires, with apparently two separate points of ignition, burning just feet to the north of last night’s 10-acre blaze.

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Firefighters Don't Get A Break – Another Fire In YLP

COARSEGOLD – If firefighters hadn’t had a tough enough day, they were dispatched to yet another wildfire at 6:55 p.m., again burning in the Yosemite Lakes Park area. And again, just off Revis Road. As the now-familiar plume of smoke rose above the community, residents gathered all along the roadways to watch and worry about the latest in a rash ...

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