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Fire Destroys Structure On Hogan’s Mountain Road

COARSEGOLD — Firefighters responded to a fire in the 30500 block of Hogan’s Mountain Road this evening. Just before 7:30 p.m., a full wildland dispatch was called out to what was reported as a structure fire. At 7:40 p.m., the first engine at scene reported one outbuilding fully involved, with about 1/4 acre of vegetation also burning. By 7:43 p.m., ...

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Sheriff K9 Team Locates Wanted Suspect Near North Fork

NORTH FORK — We received a lot of questions about the helicopter circling overhead along Road 200 west of North Fork on Wednesday morning. According to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and a Problem Oriented Policing Team were dispatched to the 55000 block of Quail Hollow Court, just off Bonnie B Road, after reports came in that a subject ...

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Dog Missing After Suspected DUI Crash Blocks Hwy. 41

COARSEGOLD — A man has been taken to the hospital and placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI following a rollover accident on Highway 41. At approximately 4:20 p.m. CHP received reports of a crash just south of Coarsegold at Coyote Hollow Lane. According to CHP, Austin Turney, 33, was northbound on Highway 41 in a Ford Explorer Sport. He ...

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Vegetation Fire Near Manzanita Lake Quickly Handled

NORTH FORK — Just after 3 p.m. this afternoon, crews responded to a vegetation fire reported near Manzanita Lake. A full wildland dispatch was called up, including Cal Fire, Madera County Fire, Sierra National Forest and Helicopter 520. The first engine at scene at 3:23 p.m. reported the fire at about one-quarter acre on Shinn Cabin Lane near the Siderman ...

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Update On The South Fork Fire Friday 7 AM

YOSEMITE — Crews continue to make good progress on the South Fork Fire near Wawona. The fire is now estimated at 4,330 acres with 44 percent containment. There are currently 304 personnel assigned to the incident, as more crews are demobilized to return to their home units. The mandatory evacuation order for Wawona has been completely lifted for residents and ...

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Massive Damage Means Tioga Pass Resort Won’t Open Until 2019

YOSEMITE — After the Tioga Pass Resort suffered massive damage from the record snowfall this past winter, the owners have been evaluating their situation over the summer months. After realizing they couldn’t possibly open this summer, sadly, it has become apparent that the damage is too extensive to even anticipate opening for the 2018 season. Resort staff posted this message ...

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Update On The South Fork Fire Thursday 7 AM

YOSEMITE — The evacuation order for residents of the community of Wawona was lifted yesterday morning, and today at 7 a.m., the public was allowed to return. The fire is now estimated at 4,188 acres and is 25 percent contained. There are currently 422 personnel assigned to the incident including 8 hand crews, 5 helicopters and 10 engines. Some crews ...

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Empire Fire In Yosemite Now Nearly 1,800 Acres

YOSEMITE — While attention has been focused on the South Fork Fire which prompted the evacuation of Wawona last Saturday, the Empire Fire continues to burn near Bridalveil Campground, which is closed to the public to house South Fork Fire firefighters. The Empire Fire was reported on Aug. 1, and has grown to 2,013 acres – up from 1,200 acres ...

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Growth Of South Fork Fire Slows, Evacuations Lifted

YOSEMITE — With the success of the burning operations on the west flank of the South Fork Fire, residents are being allowed to return to their homes this morning in the community of Wawona. Residents, homeowners and employees will be required to provide identification before being allowed to enter. The area will remain closed to the public until Thursday, Aug. ...

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Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest For Drugs, Guns And Fake Money

OAKHURST — An Oakhurst man was arrested after a routine traffic stop turned up drugs, guns and counterfeit money, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 9 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on a white 4-door sedan in the area of Highway 41 and Highway 49 for an expired registration. During the ...

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