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Good Progress On The Oak Fire Burning In O’Neals Area

O’NEALS — Firefighters are quickly getting a handle on a vegetation fire burning in the O’Neals area just south of Spring Valley School on Road 211. Just after 5 p.m., firefighters responded to the fire initially reported at 4 to 5 acres, on the east side of Road 211. Air tankers out of Colombia and a helicopter out of Trimmer ...

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Vegetation Fire Near Road 211 In O’Neals

O’NEALS — Just after 5 p.m. today crews were called to respond to a fire burning in vegetation on the east side of Road 211 in O’Neals. First engine on scene reported the fire at five to seven acres and running to the northeast. Access is difficult on the ground, while crews in the air watch for power lines and ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 26 to Sunday, July 2, 2017: Coarsegold Coroner’s report On Monday, June 26, a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This is a natural death case involving only a ...

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Your Lawnmower Can Burn Down Your House

CENTRAL SIERRA – This is a firefighter. We love them. So why are you doing things that may keep them from going home to their families? For example: You’re out on your lawnmower, thinking you’re doing the right thing getting that very dry grass cut down. And then you hit a rock… It only takes one spark! Cal Fire regularly ...

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Cal Fire MMU Suspends All Burn Permits

MARIPOSA – After a wet winter, warming temperatures are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. ...

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Supervisors Vote To Cancel Blackhawk OHV Project

MADERA COUNTY — After two years of trying to navigate the complicated process involved in creating an OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) park in the O’Neals area, the Madera County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 yesterday to kill the project. District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler was the only “no” vote when District 1 Supervisor Brett Frazier made the motion to cancel the ...

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Multiple Fires Along Highway 41 Quickly Contained

MADERA COUNTY — Just before noon today, firefighters were dispatched to reports of several small fires burning along Highway 41 near the 22 Mile House. Those fires were quickly handled, just as reports began coming in of several spot fires on Deadwood near Road 420, and resources were diverted. One southbound lane of Highway 41 was closed to allow engines ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through June 25

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 19 to Sunday, June 25, 2017: Ahwahnee Coroner’s case On Monday, June 19 at 10:15 a.m. a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This was a natural death case ...

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Claudia Box Named Loggers Jamboree Grand Marshal

NORTH FORK — Longtime resident Claudia Box has been chosen as the 58th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree Grand Marshal. Claudia founded Box Feed in 1980 with her late husband Bern Box. Twenty seven years later, Box Feed is the go-to place for feed and ranch supplies in the mountain area. With many years under her belt as a North Fork ...

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