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Sleepy Driver Causes Single Vehicle Rollover On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — An early-morning crash snarled traffic today on Highway 41 after a Fresno man rolled his SUV near Black Hawk Lodge. According to CHP, the 32-year-old male was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway in a Nissan SUV. The accident occurred at approximately 6:10 a.m., when the driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. He then traveled across ...

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Escaped Burn Pile Threatens Homes In Yosemite Lakes Park

COARSEGOLD — A burn pile that escaped the control of a homeowner today in Yosemite Lakes Park, sparked a vegetation fire in a neighborhood on Glacier Court. At 12:10 p.m. firefighters were called out to reports of a grass fire threatening several homes in an area just off Yosemite Springs Parkway. Cal Fire Engines 4255, 4294 and 4295 responded, along with ...

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Register Now For Alerts This Fire Season

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality and the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera County – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera County’s Emergency Alert System, also known as MCAlert, allows residents ...

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Victim Of Fatal Crash On Highway 41 Identified

MADERA COUNTY — The victim of a crash that closed Highway 41 for two hours yesterday just south of Road 200 has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office as 51-year-old Michael Lee Fleming of Madera. According to witnesses, Fleming struck the embankment on the right side of the road, then crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with another ...

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Search Continues For Missing Man In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park Rangers continue to search for Alexander Joseph Sevier, 24 years old, who was last seen in Yosemite Valley on Wednesday morning, May 3. Sevier, an active member of the U.S Navy, traveled to Yosemite alone, and arrived in the park on Monday, May 1. He was staying at Housekeeping Camp and neighbors in the camp ...

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Highway 41 Blocked In Both Directions After Fatal Accident

MADERA COUNTY — Highway 41 is block in both directions just south of Road 200 following a fatal accident. Southbound traffic is being diverted onto Road 200 to Road 211, northbound at Highway 145. According to a witness at scene, Caltrans is setting up a detour, and have been given estimates of two to three hours for law enforcement to ...

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Family Escapes As Fire Destroys Home In North Fork

NORTH FORK — A family is homeless this morning after a fire swept through their rented house at the end of Church Street in North Fork. Just before midnight, firefighters were called out to a structure fire reported in the neighborhood across from the North Fork Market. A sheriff’s deputy was first on scene and ran to the mobile home ...

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Mountain Lion Attacks Deer Near Oakhurst Home

OAKHURST — Our friend Kevin Musso, Chief Meteorologist at ABC30, was visiting his parents at their home near Oakhurst today, when everyone was reminded once again of the very real danger posed by mountain lions, even in the middle of the day. “My daughter was video taping deer outside the window of my parents’ home near Oakhurst, when suddenly a ...

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Man Missing In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park officials are asking for the public’s help in locating Alexander Joseph Sevier, who has been missing for nearly a week. Sevier was last seen in Housekeeping Camp on or around Monday, May 1. He was possibly wearing Aeropostale, Abercrombie, or Hollister brand clothing, and officials believe he may have taken day hikes out of Yosemite ...

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Final 2017 Snowpack Survey Nearly Double The Average Water Content

SIERRA NEVADA – The manual snow survey conducted on May 1 by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada found a Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) of 27.8 inches, 190 percent of the May 1 long-term average there of 14.6 inches. Electronic measurements indicate the water content of the statewide snowpack as of May 1 ...

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