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This May Be Why Cascadel Woods Survived The Mission Fire

NORTH FORK — If you are looking for proof that fuel reduction and preventative activities work, look no further than the community of Cascadel Woods, says Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&DC) Project Manager Justine Reynolds. The fast-moving Mission Fire destroyed three homes on its way up the mountain to Cascadel Woods. While credit is always due to ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sept. 10

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 4 to Sunday, Sept. 10 2017. Oakhurst citation and vehicle put in storage On Monday, Sept. 4, at 8:17 a.m. a deputy conducted a routine traffic enforcement stop in the area of CA 41 / Rd 632 which resulted in the ...

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Evacuation Centers For Railroad And Mission Fires Close

MADERA COUNTY — Effective at 8 a.m. today, Sept. 11, the Red Cross evacuation centers providing service to those affected by the Mission and Railroad Fires and their pets have closed. The closures include The Oakhurst Community Center and the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds. If residents require additional assistance, please contact the following numbers: American Red Cross (559) 343-2549 Central California Animal Disaster Team ...

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Mission Fire Still Holding at 1,035 Acres, Now 65% Contained

NORTH FORK — As returning residents settle back into the lives in the Mission Fire area, fire crews continue their very good work toward total containment and control. The fire is still holding at 1,035 acres and is now 65 percent contained. There are currently 1,479 personnel assigned to the incident including 180 California National Guard troops specially trained as ...

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Free Food Disposal For Evacuees Of Local Fires

NORTH FORK — To assist residents returning to their homes after being evacuated for the Railroad and Mission Fires, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office along with the Public Works Department are providing disposal sites for food waste only. Disposal sites are being provided at no cost and can be found at the following locations: Residents returning after the Railroad Fire ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Residents Only On Mission Fire

NORTH FORK — Residents evacuated last Sunday ahead of the Mission Fire are being allowed to return home. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the evacuations will be lifted for residents only at 10 a.m. today. Resident screening locations have been established at traffic control points. Entry to non-residents will remain restricted. For additional information regarding traffic control ...

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Mission Fire Holding At 1,035 Acres, Now 25% Contained

NORTH FORK — Evacuated residents of North Fork’s Cascadel area will be happy to hear that the Mission Fire did not grow in size overnight and is holding at 1,035 acres. The fire is now 25 percent contained. There are currently 1,409 personnel assigned to the incident including 146 engines, 25 hand crews, 18 dozers, 11 water tenders and 9 ...

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Fire Officials Talk To North Fork Residents About Mission Fire

NORTH FORK — Residents anxious to hear how things on progressing on the Mission Fire in the Cascadel area gathered at the Mono Rancheria Community Center this evening to hear from fire officials. The fire is now estimated at 1,035 acres with 15 percent containment. There are currently 1,245 personnel assigned to the incident including 131 engines, 21 hand crews, ...

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Community Meeting In North Fork On Mission Fire

NORTH FORK — Cal Fire Incident Management Team 3, in conjunction with Cal Fire MMU, the Sierra National Forest, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office and cooperating agencies will be hosting a community meeting in North Fork tonight. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the North Fork Rancheria Tribal Community Center, 56900 Kunugib Way (see map below). Representatives from the ...

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Very Little Growth Overnight On The Mission Fire

NORTH FORK — There was encouraging news this morning from the Mission Fire, burning just east of North Fork in the Cascadel area. The size of the fire is reported at 1,025 acres – up just 20 acres from last night’s estimate, and there is 12 percent containment. Also, Road 225 has been reopened in both directions. There are currently 1,032 ...

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