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Wildfire Awareness Week – Are You Prepared?

SACRAMENTO – California has already experienced an increase in fire activity, and to ensure Californians are ready, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has declared May 5-11, 2013 as “Wildfire Awareness Week”. During Wildfire Awareness Week CAL FIRE is reminding residents of the dangers from wildfires and the simple steps that should be followed to prepare and prevent them.

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Grass Fire On Highway 41 Quickly Contained

MADERA COUNTY – A fire next to Highway 41 in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 5, caused the temporary closing of northbound lanes while firefighters put equipment in place. Just before 1 a.m, a motorist reported that he had lost a tire off his Chevy pickup, and that it started a grass fire just off the east side ...

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Two Vehicles Collide On Road 432

BASS LAKE – An afternoon cruise to the mountains ended with major front end damage and a tow for two teens from Fresno. The young men were eastbound along the north shore of Bass Lake on the very winding Road 432, when they entered a tight curve at too high a rate of speed, according to CHP at the scene.

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DUI Arrest After Crash On Highway 49

OAKHURST – Traffic was stopped in both directions on Highway 49 this evening while emergency personnel cleared a wreck just south of Griffin Lane. Colton Herold, 26, of Madera was southbound in a Ford F250 just after 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3, when he drove his truck off the right shoulder of the road, where it crashed into a ...

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Two Car Crash In Front Of McDonalds

OAKHURST – Heavy Friday afternoon traffic and ill-advised turning in front of McDonalds led to another crash on Highway 41 this afternoon. At about 4:20 p.m. on Friday, May 3, Scott Hester of Oakhurst was northbound on Highway 41 in a 2012 Honda Civic, waiting in the center divide for a left turn into the McDonalds parking lot.

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Oakhurst Teen Arrested On Drug Charges

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Oakhurst man last night, found to be in possession of potent prescription medication, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Dominic Nathan Vanderhorst, 18, was taken into custody in a shopping center off Highway 49 after the Sheriff’s Office received reports of several juveniles loitering in the area just before 7 p.m.

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Cal Fire Announces Burn Restrictions

MARIPOSA – Effective May 1, hazard reduction burning in Mariposa County below 3,000 foot elevation will be restricted to night time burning only between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., says the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU). Burning 4 x 4 piles of brush, leaves, pine needles or other dry vegetation ...

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Case Against Accused Killer Dustin Gran On Hold

MADERA COUNTY – The homicide case against Dustin Gran suffered a setback today according to Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz. Gran is charged with first degree murder in the 2008 death of Krista Pike. The venue for the trial was changed to Stanislaus County by the Madera Superior Court in December 2011.

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CHP To Conduct DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint

MADERA – Those who drink and drive this Saturday may come face to face with a CHP officer and the inside of a patrol car. The Madera Area of the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, May 4, between the hours of 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., somewhere within the unincorporated area of Madera ...

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Paid Call Firefighters Hold The Line

OAKHURST – Over 100 firefighters and their friends, family and supporters gathered at the Oakhurst Community Center Sunday afternoon to honor and acknowledge the Paid Call Firefighters in Madera County. Paid Call Firefighters are volunteers who serve their communities by answering dispatches to everything from traffic accidents to medical emergencies, but are only paid when something is actually on fire. ...

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