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The Successes On The Rim Fire

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – Fighting the Rim Fire has been a costly effort, but the communities, infrastructure and natural resources saved have proven the success of the joint leadership team directing the effort, said Southern Area Blue Team Incident Commander Mike Wilkins. “The cost of the fire is huge,” said Wilkins. “We’ve spent a significant amount of money,

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Search Continues For Token Adams

JEMEZ SPRINGS, NM – The search continues in the canyons and mesas of New Mexico for missing firefighter Token Adams. Adams, 41, an engine captain with the Forest Service and former Coarsegold resident and YHS graduate, was searching for a wildfire on his ATV on Friday, Aug. 30, when he failed to show up at a designated meeting spot with ...

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Rim Fire Gets Sprinkles But There's Heat In The Forecast

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – Firefighters are gaining the upper hand on the Rim Fire, with 70% containment of the blaze that has now grown to 235,841 acres. The estimated date for total containment is Sept. 20. A bit of very light precipitation on the fire today helped to calm the fire activity a little, but it was reported to be in ...

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Missing Firefighter Is From Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – A firefighter missing for three days on the Jemez Ranger District in New Mexico is a Yosemite High School graduate from Coarsegold. KRQE News 13 in New Mexico is reporting that Token Adams, 41, an engine captain with the US Forest Service, was responding to a fire on the Santa Fe National Forest, but failed to show up ...

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Firefighters Gaining Ground On Rim Fire

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – Firefighters have gained some ground on the Rim Fire, achieving 60% containment of the 228,670 acre blaze. Click here for a map of the completed fireline. After several days of dense smoke throughout our area and the San Joaquin Valley, a shift in the winds back to a southwesterly flow has cleared the air and blue skies ...

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Was Rim Fire Caused By Pot Grow?

TWAIN HARTE – A YouTube video is causing quite a stir over the cause of the now 219,277 acre Rim Fire that has been ripping through Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, and Yosemite National Park for the past two weeks. Todd McNeal, Twain Harte Fire Chief and Division Group Supervisor on the Rim Fire, addressed a community meeting last week, where ...

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Join The Great Cleanup – If Not You, Who?

Submitted by Brittany Dyer MADERA COUNTY – The Great Sierra River Cleanup is coming to the foothills for the fifth year with opportunities for everyone to join in on the fun while cleaning up our rivers. Food, drinks, prizes, tools, and gloves will be provided depending on the location. Join in and put a team together. The Great Sierra River ...

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String Of Accidents On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – Three separate accidents on Highway 41 caused traffic backups and kept first responders busy this afternoon. The first call came in at 1:30 p.m. that a car had crashed into a tree just north of the Cedar Valley turnoff. Squad 18 from Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department was first on the scene.

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Scammers Change Their Game Targeting Seniors

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning the public about a new ruse designed to pry personal information out of Senior Citizens. “They’re no longer just saying they represent a Sweepstakes company, now they’re claiming to be a part of that company’s Senior Citizen Unit,” says Sheriff Anderson.

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