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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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Emadco Rate Increase Takes Effect July 1

MOUNTAIN AREA — Customers of Emadco Disposal Service, Inc., Madera County’s waste disposal service company, will soon be seeing an increase in their monthly rate. Emadco customers will receive this letter in the coming days: The purpose of this notice is to inform you of a service rate increase in your area effective July 1, 2017. The State of California ...

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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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Dispose Of Hazardous Household Waste Free At YHS Event

OAKHURST — This is your chance to clean out that garage or shed, get rid of that broken TV, or dispose of paint and dangerous chemicals. Madera County is sponsoring a one-day hazardous waste disposal event on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Yosemite High School, 50200 Road 427 in Oakhurst. None of the items listed ...

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Highway 41 Reopens Through Oakwood Fire Area

MADERA COUNTY — Highway 41 will be reopened through the Oakwood Fire area at 6 a.m. this morning, after a 13-hour closure. The roadway was closed between Road 200 and Highway 145 at about 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon after the fire jumped the highway and smoke reduced visibility to about 40 feet. The Oakwood Fire started just before 1:30 p.m. ...

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Oakwood Fire Jumps Highway 41, Burns Past Rocky Cut

MADERA COUNTY — The Oakwood Fire, that started just before 1:30 p.m. this afternoon on the west side of Highway 41, has now jumped to the east side of the roadway, forcing the closure of the highway. Cal Fire confirms that the fire is now 600+ acres with 25 percent containment. At about 4:45 p.m., CHP implemented a hard closure, ...

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Oakwood Fire Still Growing In Size In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — The Oakwood Fire, burning just west of Highway 41 off Road 209, is now estimated at 100 acres with 50 percent containment. The nearest address is 40988 Oakwood Road. (see map below) The fire was dispatched at 1:22 p.m., and reported at about 20 acres when the first firefighters arrived at scene. There are currently 22 engines, ...

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North Fork Town Hall Meeting At Rancheria Community Center

NORTH FORK — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in North Fork. On the evening’s agenda will be updates from the North Fork Rancheria, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire, and the Sheriff’s Office. Also making presentations will be Dexter Marr of the Environmental Health Department, ...

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