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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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This Checklist Could Save Your Family

Don’t let your holiday season by ruined by a preventable tragedy – Home fires occur when using dangerous heating equipment or unsafe practices. Before you nestle in for the winter, there are critical things you need to do to keep your family not only warm, but safe.

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Being Reckless With Fire Can Cost You

The “Acorn Fire,” that burned 7 acres near North Fork on Saturday, Sept 29., was caused by a faulty carburetor and an unfortunate series of events. When the driver of a pickup pulled over off Road 200 into Golden Acorn Court to deal with some car trouble, he found that his carburetor had caught fire.

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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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