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Mandatory Evacuation For Cascadel As Mission Fire Grows

NORTH FORK — Evacuations are underway for a new fire, this one on Mission Drive just off Cascadel Drive in North Fork. The fire was reported just after 1 p.m., and the first engine on scene reported it at about four acres. By 1:52 it was estimated at about 30 acres. The fire is spotting out ahead of itself up ...

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Wildfires, Heat And High Pressure Bring Health Concerns

MOUNTAIN AREA — Smoke from the Railroad and South Fork Fire burning in both Madera/Mariposa Counties, the Empire Fire burning in Mariposa County, the Pier Fire burning in Tulare County, and all other surrounding wildfires have the potential to affect air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley and foothills above, prompting Air District officials to issue a health cautionary ...

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Cal Fire Stresses Caution Over Labor Day Weekend

CENTRAL SIERRA – As Labor Day weekend approaches, friends and families will visit outdoor recreation areas throughout Madera, Mariposa and Merced counties. In anticipation of the increased outdoor activities, Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) is urging everyone to exercise extreme caution in every activity. Wildfires continue to burn in California and much of the state remains at high risk for ...

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Wanted By CRCD: Crew Estimates For Cutting Firewood

MOUNTAIN AREA — The Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD) is looking for a three-person firewood cutting crew to do some work made possible through a recently awarded grant, says Anne Melrose, Executive Director of the organization. “The job will entail working in several different locations, including North Fork, Oakhurst, Ahwahnee and Coarsegold,” Anne explains. “Downed trees and logs will be ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Aug. 27

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Aug. 21, to Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Oakhurst aggravated assault On Monday, Aug. 21 at 12:02 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the Mini Mart regarding an assault that occurred behind the Chevron Gas Station located within the 40000 block of CA-41. ...

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Sheriff K9 Team Locates Wanted Suspect Near North Fork

NORTH FORK — We received a lot of questions about the helicopter circling overhead along Road 200 west of North Fork on Wednesday morning. According to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and a Problem Oriented Policing Team were dispatched to the 55000 block of Quail Hollow Court, just off Bonnie B Road, after reports came in that a subject ...

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Vegetation Fire Near Manzanita Lake Quickly Handled

NORTH FORK — Just after 3 p.m. this afternoon, crews responded to a vegetation fire reported near Manzanita Lake. A full wildland dispatch was called up, including Cal Fire, Madera County Fire, Sierra National Forest and Helicopter 520. The first engine at scene at 3:23 p.m. reported the fire at about one-quarter acre on Shinn Cabin Lane near the Siderman ...

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North Fork Rancheria Dedicates New Housing Services Building

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to attend the grand opening ceremony of the new North Fork Rancheria Housing Services Building on Friday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. The new facility is located at 57907 Old Mill Site Court in North Fork. Lunch will be provided. The Housing Services Building was made possible through a 2014 Indian Community Development ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Aug. 20

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Aug. 14, to Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Ahwahnee residential burglary On Monday, Aug. 14, at 6:38 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 59000 block of Road 601 regarding a residential burglary. Due to the lack of investigative leads, witnesses, and suspect(s) ...

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