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Two Early-Morning Fires South Of Ahwahnee

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Just before 3 a.m. this morning, firefighters responded to reports of a vegetation fire on Road 600 south of Ahwahnee. As firefighters were working to contain the “600 Fire” near the intersection of Road 810 (Acton Grade), another report came in at 3:27 p.m. from a sheriff’s deputy of another fire about 1/2 mile south at Leland ...

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Fire Destroys Mobile Home In North Fork

NORTH FORK — A structure fire in North Fork this morning destroyed a home just south of town. Just after 8 a.m., firefighters were called out to reports of a fire at the end of To-Nobi Way. Cal Fire Engine 4255 out of Rancheria Station was first on scene, and reported a residential mobile home fully engulfed with threat to ...

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Vegetation Fire North Of Oakhurst, Fire Season Isn’t Over

OAKHURST —  Firefighters responded to a vegetation fire on Highway 41 near Road 620 this morning, reminding everyone that fire season is not over, and the Cal Fire burn ban remains in place. Just after 11:30 this morning, crews were called out to a fire that was reported by the first unit at scene to be about one-half acre with ...

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Vehicle Accident Sparks Vegetation Fire On Road 406

MADERA COUNTY — Firefighters responded this afternoon to reports of a vegetation fire just west of Highway 41 along Road 406. Just before 2 p.m. today, CHP reported that a motor vehicle accident near 42399 Road 406 had sparked a fire and requested Cal Fire to respond. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about three acres. Cal ...

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Dangerous Fire Weather Keeps Crews On High Alert

CALIFORNIA — After one of the deadliest and most destructive weeks in California’s history, firefighters are prepared for another significant wind event in Southern California. Some 4,300 firefighters remain on the front lines of 9 active wildfires, many of which are projected to be fully contained by the end of the week. Firefighters continue to extinguish hot spots and perform ...

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Halloween Fire Safety Tips

MOUNTAIN AREA — With Halloween just around the corner, children will soon be out in costume trekking through festive displays in search of candy. However, more than ghosts could be lurking amongst the mid-fall fun, as Halloween costumes and decorations present a number of hidden fire hazards. Fortunately, with a few precautions taken, you can make the holiday safer. Here are ...

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Rain Favors Firefighting Efforts In California

CALIFORNIA — Rain overnight and higher humidity today helped to reduce the State’s fire activity, with half-to-three-quarters of an inch falling in Northern California. Nearly 8,000 firefighters continue to battle nine active wildfires burning in California. The Tubbs Fire alone has broken the record as the most destructive wildfire in California’s history, and to date, 42 people have been confirmed ...

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Response To Fires On Deadwood Includes Locals

OAKHURST — Just before noon today, Jennifer Christenson was traveling south on Highway 41, leaving Oakhurst and heading up Deadwood toward Coarsegold. Just south of Victoria Lane, she saw what none of us ever wants to see. “There was a big plume of smoke and I thought, ‘Gosh what an idiot! Who’s doing the burn pile right now?” Jennifer was about ...

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Deadwood Fire Temporarily Closes Highway 41

OAKHURST — A vegetation fire on Deadwood between Oakhurst and Coarsegold caused the temporary closure of Highway 41 Sunday night. At about 9:17 p.m on Sunday, Oct. 15, firefighters were called out to respond to what the reporting party referred to as a “very large fire” on Highway 41 near Road 425C. The first engine on scene reported the grass ...

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Progress Made Toward Wildfire Containment, Death Toll Rises

CALIFORNIA — Firefighters beat back flames on several fronts overnight, as crews worked to prepare for gusty winds. Some Red Flag Warnings have now been lifted, and containment numbers have dramatically increased on some of the fires, while crews continue the effort to locate and identify those who have perished. Tragically, the death toll has now risen to 40, and officials ...

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