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Fire Near Cal Fire Headquarters In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — A vegetation fire that started with a vehicle on fire in the parking lot of the Mariposa Human Services Department was stopped before damaging any structures. The fire was reported at 1:05 p.m. as a vehicle fire on Lemee Lane, and quickly spread to an estimated 10 acres, burning close behind the Cal Fire Emergency Command Center. Gusting ...

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Fire In Bootjack Contained In Less Than 10 Minutes

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters were called out to reports of a vegetation fire in the Bootjack area, near the 3500 block of Rocky Hollow Lane. The fire was reported at about 2:32 p.m. Nine engines from Cal Fire and Mariposa County Fire, two dozers and two ground crews were dispatched, along with Air Attack, two air tankers and a helicopter. ...

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Vegetation Fire Burning In Fish Camp Area

FISH CAMP — Firefighters have contained a vegetation fire burning off Summit Road just west of Highway 41 in the Fish Camp area. The Fir Fire was reported at about 6:30 a.m., and was estimated at about one acre by first resources at scene, with a slow rate of spread. Crews from the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire, Madera County ...

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PG&E Begins Daily Aerial Patrols To Spot Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that they have begun daily aerial fire detection patrols across hundreds of miles of their service area. The patrols are intended to assist the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire and local fire agencies with early fire detection and response this summer. PG&E says they are launching the patrols this ...

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Two Wildfires Burning Along Road 400

MADERA COUNTY — Just as some resources were being released from a vegetation fire in Yosemite Lakes Park, reports came in of another burning near Hensley Lake and a third near Road 33. Just before 2 p.m., a fire was reported just south of Hensley Lake on Road 400. The first engine at scene estimated 6-7 acres burning in light, ...

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Vegetation Fire In YLP On Running Deer Court

COARSEGOLD — A vegetation fire in Yosemite Lakes Park today was quickly handled by firefighters. At 12:46 p.m., crews were dispatched to report of a fire in the 43000 block of Running Deer Court. A full wildland dispatch was called up, including Cal Fire, Madera County Fire and Fresno Fire engines, dozers, hand crews from Mt. Bullion, and aircraft out ...

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“Extreme Fire Danger” Signs Available From NF Fire Auxiliary

NORTH FORK — With temperatures climbing near the 100 degree mark, the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is once again making signs available free of charge, to remind people of the constant danger of wildfire posed by one errant spark. One year ago a group of citizens in North Fork took the threat of wildfire seriously and put up ...

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Update On The Oakwood Fire 7 PM Monday

MADERA COUNTY — The Oakwood Fire, which started on Saturday, June 10, at about 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Roads 209 and 406, is holding at 1,450 acres, and is now 85 percent contained. The containment estimate does not mean there is only line around 85 percent of the fire, but rather that officials are 100 percent confident in ...

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Update On Oakwood Fire 11 AM Monday

MADERA COUNTY — The Oakwood Fire, which started on Saturday, June 10, at about 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Roads 209 and 406, is holding at 1,450 acres with 75 percent containment. A quick-moving storm brought rain and wind to the burn area yesterday evening. Crews continue to strengthen firelines and do mop-up of hot spots within the perimeter. ...

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Update On The Oakwood Fire

MADERA COUNTY — As firefighters continue to strengthen firelines and work hot spots in the interior of the Oakwood Fire, Cal Fire has updated the estimated acreage to 1,450 acres with 75 percent containment. The Incident Commander has received word from the Emergency Command Center that there is a weather system moving in that will likely bring wind and rain ...

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