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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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Full Moon Tonight, Harvest Or Not

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – Reader and frequent contributor of sunsets and other nature photographs Courtney Cara dubbed it the Railroad Moon, as our big view of the light in the nighttime sky locally may be filtered through a haze of smoke due to fires burning in the Sierra. You could call it the Mission Moon, South Fork Moon or the Peak Moon ...

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North Fork Brothers’ Mockumentary “Brick Madness”

TOWER DISTRICT, FRESNO — After eight years in the making, the locally-made feature film Brick Madness is having its Red Carpet Premiere at the Tower Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Written, produced and directed by North Fork natives, Brick Madness is described in promotion as “Best in Show meets King of Kong,” and billed as “a hilarious ...

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Mission Fire Over 1,000 Acres, Cautiously Optimistic In Cascadel

NORTH FORK —  Residents of North Fork gathered for a community meeting tonight at the Mountain Christian Center in Oakhurst, to hear from fire officials about the progress being made on the Mission Fire, and when they might be allowed to return to their homes in the Cascadel area. The fire is now estimated at 1,005 acres with 10 percent ...

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Mission Fire Moves North, Away From Cascadel Woods

NORTH FORK — Displaced residents of Cascadel are once again watching as fire threatens their community, having been evacuated several times over the last few years. The Mission Fire fire is now estimated at 875 acres with 8 percent containment. There are currently 462 personnel assigned to the incident including 55 engines, 7 hand crews, 6 water tenders and 11 ...

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Mission Fire Now 825 Acres, 5 Structures Destroyed

NORTH FORK — The Mission Fire, which prompted the evacuation of Cascadel Road and the entire community of Cascadel yesterday, is now estimated at 825 acres with 5 percent containment. The number of structures destroyed has risen to five. We know that three of those are homes, but have no additional information on the other two. Approximately 250 homes were ...

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More Red Cross Shelters Open For Wildfire Evacuees

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is continuing to care for dozens of residents affected by multiple wildfires throughout the area. Last night more than 70 residents slept in three Red Cross shelters. The following shelter locations are currently open for anyone impacted by these wildfires: Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B in Oakhurst Sierra Vista ...

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