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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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Rim Fire Now Over 200,000 Acres

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – Some residents are being allowed to return home near the 201,894 acre Rim Fire. The fire now covers some 315 square miles and is 32% contained. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday lifted the evacuation advisory for Tuolumne City, Soulsbyville and Willow Springs.

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Boy Scouts Learn About Firefighting Up Close

Written by Scoutmaster Dave Smith NORTH FORK – The Scouts of Boy Scout Troop 357, North Fork, spent Saturday, Aug. 17, learning about fire suppression and some of the effects of the Aspen Fire. The Scouts began the day by touring North Fork Volunteer Fire Station 11. While there, they were able to view the water tender, engine and squad ...

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BBQ & Auction For Fish Camp Fire/Rescue

FISH CAMP – Sunday, Sept. 1, is your opportunity to support your firefighters at Fish Camp Fire/Rescue Company #33 of the Mariposa County Fire Department. Held on the cool banks of Big Creek, the annual fundraiser features a tri-tip and chicken barbecue, music from local musician Tom Bopp, and this year organizers have added a silent auction.

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