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Calvin Crest And Nelder Grove Survive Railroad Fire

OAKHURST — Firefighters are making very good progress on the Railroad Fire, which is now estimated at 12,407 acres and is 75 percent contained. Fireline has been completed around the entire perimeter (see large map at end of article) and crews continue to do mop-up and hit hot spots near the fire’s edge. Smoke will still be visible in some areas ...

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Yosemite Valley Parking And Road Construction Update

YOSEMITE — Visitors to Yosemite should be aware of a new phase of parking and road construction in Yosemite Valley starting on Monday, Sept. 18. The biggest project will be reconstruction of the Camp 4 parking area. The parking area will close on Monday, Sept. 18, and campers will park across the street at the Yosemite Falls parking area. Northside ...

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Firefighters On Scene Of Vegetation Fire On Triangle Road

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters have been called out once again to reports of a vegetation fire in Mariposa County. At about 9:15 a.m., crews responded to a fire on Triangle Road just west of Darrah Road. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about three acres burning in grass and brush, and unable to determine how many structures ...

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Home Burns On Scenic Drive, Fire Threatens Others Nearby

OAKHURST — A structure fire on Scenic Drive has destroyed one home, and is threatening several more as it showers the area with sparks. At 9:48 p.m., firefighters were called out to reports of a fire in the Buckeye Road area just east of the Mountain House along Road 222. The first unit at scene reported a 2,500 sq. ft. ...

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Crews Respond To Fire West Of Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – Crews are at scene of a fire on Indian Peak Road near the intersection of Road 800 west of Ahwahnee. At 6:30 p.m. a full wildland dispatch was called up for reports of a vegetation fire, including Air Attack, two helicopters, and two air tankers out of Columbia. The column of smoke was also seen by a lookout. ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Cedar Valley, Residents Only

OAKHURST — Evacuation orders for the community of Cedar Valley have been lifted as of noon today. Also, the advisory for Road 620 (Bissett Station) has been lifted. The Cedar Valley area is open to residents only. Road 620 Roads Advisory Lifted: Road 620 Old Yosemite Road Whittenburg Road White Tail Lane Leaning Pine Lane Sunshine Mountain Road Stage Coach ...

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Railroad Fire Holds Just Over 12,000 Acres, Now 70% Contained

OAKHURST — As evacuated residents return to their homes and Highway 41 reopens to the public, firefighters continue their work to contain the Railroad Fire, still actively burning along the east side near Big Sandy. The Railroad Fire is now estimated at 12,358 acres and is 70 percent contained. There are currently 1,020 personnel assigned to the incident. Over the ...

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Happy Days, Highway 41 From Oakhurst To Yosemite Opens!

OAKHURST — After more than 10 days with the most traveled route into Yosemite National Park closed down due to a wildfire, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the roadway will reopen at 2 p.m. today. Motorists should use caution while traveling in the area while fire equipment and firefighters continue operations. All turnouts and parking areas between ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Residents Only On Highway 41

OAKHURST —  The Mandatory Evacuation Order for the community of Sugar Pine and the small group of homes around the Sugar Pine Railroad will be lifted to residents only at 12 p.m. today, Saturday Sept. 9. Resident screening locations have been established at traffic control points. Below is a list of roads open to Residents Only. Entry to non-residents will ...

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Railroad Fire Now 64 Percent Contained, Highway 41 Reopens Later Today

OAKHURST — A second night of cooler temperatures with higher humidity kept activity on the Railroad Fire to a minimum overnight. The fire is now estimated at 12,353 acres with 64 percent containment. Burning operations along firelines to the north and east of the community of Cedar Valley continued successfully throughout the night. Crews will continue to extinguish hot spots ...

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