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Forest Service Mourns Loss Of Beloved Volunteer

CLOVIS  – The Sierra National Forest regrets to report the passing of beloved volunteer John Glenn on Aug. 6. They share with his family in mourning his loss and express their deepest condolences on his passing. John was a longtime volunteer working with the Sierra National Forest, and died from injuries he sustained yesterday, engaging in the volunteer work he ...

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Who Are These People Running This Fire?

NORTH FORK – As the Willow Fire has played out over the past eight days, and residents have watched in alarm as huge plumes of smoke rise over Peckinpah Mountain, people may have wondered just who’s running this show. Well, that would be a group of calm, methodical, deliberate individuals who make up the South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management ...

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Willow Fire Grows To 1100 Acres

NORTH FORK – Mountain area residents woke to a red sunrise and the smell of smoke as the Willow Fire grew to 1,100 acres overnight. It is now 5 percent contained. The fire, which was reported at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, is burning in heavy fuels along the Willow Creek drainage north of North Fork and east of ...

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Fire Danger Remains High Despite Recent Rains

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Because of the prolonged drought conditions, the Sierra National Forest is reminding all residents that fire danger remains above average across the Central Sierra and the chance of large or damaging fires still exists. Recent wetting rains provided only temporary relief from the danger of wildfire. With the return of dry weather and increasing temperatures, dangerous ...

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Soquel Ditch Bridge Update

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Soquel Ditch Bridge on Sky Ranch Road is being replaced and a one way detour system is being used to get up and down the mountain. Over the last week, the Forest Service has put significant efforts into grading, watering and rocking the detour.  The detour is now operational for use.  The signing will be ...

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Hazard Trees Removed From County Roadways

OAKHURST – Fallers and crews from Cal Fire and the US Forest Service were hard at work along Cedar Valley Drive today, removing hazard trees that pose a danger to motorists and residents. The project is a cooperative effort between Cal Fire, the Forest Service and the Madera County Road Department (Public Works) to get out ahead of the mounting ...

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Update On Firefighters Injured In Rollover Accident

CLOVIS – After their fire engine rolled over in a crash on Highway 168 near Clovis on Sunday, all five Stanislaus National Forest firefighters on board were taken to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries. The Forest Service reports that two were released the day of the incident, one was released last night, and two are in stable condition ...

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Mountain Area Firefighters Injured When Fire Engine Is Sideswiped

CLOVIS – A woman attempting to pass a fire engine on the right side in an intersection, hit the large truck, causing it to roll over and injuring all five firefighters on board. At 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, a Stanislaus National Forest Fire Engine was eastbound on Highway 168 approaching Shepherd Avenue at about 55 mph. The wildland ...

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Forest Service Firefighters Injured In Rollover Accident Near Clovis

CLOVIS – Five firefighters were injured this morning when a US Forest Service fire engine rolled over on Highway 168 between Academy and Shepherd Avenues near Clovis, according to CHP. Just after 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, a small SUV was attempting what was described as an unsafe pass, and collided with the firetruck, which was carrying five firefighters. ...

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Cartel Pot Grow On Forest Service Land

MARIPOSA COUNTY – On July 8, 2015 the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office along with the US Forest Service, conducted a marijuana eradication operation in the Sierra National Forest. The garden, located in the Signal Peak area, was identified as an illegal Mexican Cartel Drug Trafficking Operation. While entering the garden complex, members of the eradication team located two subjects. One ...

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