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Scam Warning – Caller Claims To Be Sheriff’s Sergeant

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware that a man has been making phone calls to citizens throughout the county impersonating a sheriff’s sergeant regarding outstanding warrants. THIS IS A SCAM. The Sheriff’s Office will never request funds or personal identifying information over the phone. Based on the information provided to the Sheriff’s Office, the man ...

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Join Local CHP Officers For Coffee With A Cop

OAKHURST – Join your local CHP officers at the Cool Bean Cafe on Wednesday, June 20, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. for “Coffee With A Cop.” Coffee With A Cop is as simple as it sounds – an opportunity to share a cup of coffee and some conversation with your local officers. There’s no agenda at this event, just a ...

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Cal Fire Suspends Burn Permits In Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties

MARIPOSA  – After another wet winter, warming temperatures and winds 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 ...

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Fire Near Coulterville Forces Evacuations And Road Closures

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Wheeler Fire, burning in the Wheeler Gulch Road area of Mariposa County, prompted evacuations and warnings, and the opening of a Red Cross Center. Just before 12:30 p.m., 911 received several reports of smoke south of Highway 132 near Lake McClure (see map below for general location). When Air Attack arrived overhead, the fire was estimated ...

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Road And Campground Closures On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – With the unprecedented number of hazard trees, the winter storm damage to many forest roads, and the associated risks of both, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) has issued a Forest Order closing certain roads, campgrounds and day use areas. In January and February 2017 the Sierra National Forest received heavy rain, snow, and winds that resulted in significant ...

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Firefighters Make Good Progress On The Boyer Fire

MARIPOSA – Firefighters continue to make good progress on the Boyer Fire, which is burning in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. It is now 75 percent contained and more accurate mapping now estimates it at 53 acres. The fire started yesterday just after 1:30 p.m. at the end of Boyer Road and forced evacuations in the Lush Meadows area. ...

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Boyer Fire Is Now 60 Percent Contained

MARIPOSA – Crews made good progress overnight on the Boyer Fire, which is burning in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. It is now 60 percent contained at an estimated 75 acres. The fire started yesterday just after 1:30 p.m. at the end of Boyer Road and forced evacuations in the Lush Meadows area. Residents were allowed to return home ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Boyer Fire In The Lush Meadows Area

MARIPOSA – Evacuations have been lifted on the Boyer Fire, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. This is still an active fire and suppression equipment is still in the area, so please drive with caution. The fire is burning in the Bootjack/ Lush Meadows area and was reported just after 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. It quickly grew to about ...

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The Final Results Are In For The June 5th Primary Election

MADERA – All the ballots from the June 5 primary election have now been counted and Tom Wheeler holds onto his position as District 5 Supervisor by earning more than 50 percent of the vote against challenger Marc Sobel. Brian Austin has been elected Superior Court Judge in a very tight race, defeating opponent Carol Moses by just 367 votes. ...

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Portion Of Road 407 Closed Due To Fire Damage To Bridge

RAYMOND – Road 407 east of Road 600 was closed due to the Raymond Fire, and will remain closed until repairs to the bridge can be completed. The Raymond Fire, which appears to have been started when a vehicle crashed (no official cause has yet been released) burned 40 acres along Road 407 and according to reporting from CHP, also ...

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