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Firefighters Holding The Line On Willow Fire

NORTH FORK – There has been no change to the estimate on acreage for the Willow Fire, with fire officials holding it at yesterday’s 1,521 acres. The updated map shows only a small push-out to the east in Division M. (see maps below) The 5 percent containment number has also not changed as of this hour, but we await reports ...

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Cottonwood Creek & Little Fuller Band

MARIPOSA – Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings – brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – continues into the 2015 season, presenting live, in concert, Cottonwood Creek, featuring Maggie Watkins and Scott Patrick Little on Friday, July 31, and The Little Fuller Band on Saturday, Aug. 1. Local Mariposa singer/songwriter Scott Patrick Little and ...

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Willow Fire Now Estimated At Over 1,500 Acres

NORTH FORK – The Willow fire is now estimated at 1,521 acres, and is still at 5 percent containment. The fire is burning in the Willow Creek Canyon north of North Fork, and east of Bass Lake. Air Tankers and helicopters worked from above all day, as ground crews strengthened firelines and worked in steep, dense terrain. More resources continue ...

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Willow Fire Grows To 1100 Acres

NORTH FORK – Mountain area residents woke to a red sunrise and the smell of smoke as the Willow Fire grew to 1,100 acres overnight. It is now 5 percent contained. The fire, which was reported at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, is burning in heavy fuels along the Willow Creek drainage north of North Fork and east of ...

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Willow Fire Reaches 200 Acres

NORTH FORK – The Old Mill Site in North Fork will once again play host to an Incident Command Post as the Willow Fire ravages 200 acres north of town. The fire was reported at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at the end of Willow Canyon Drive, and quickly raced north and east, burning in heavy fuels. It is ...

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Red Cross Center Open For Willow Fire Evacuees

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation center at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, for residents affected by the Willow Fire. Volunteers will be on scene to provide comfort, snacks, and water for evacuated families. The Red Cross is also coordinating with the Central California Animal Disaster Team to care for ...

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Gilbert Marshall Memorial Scholarships To Area Students

CLOVIS – The Gilbert Marshall Memorial Team Branding is held each year to raise money for scholarships awarded to graduating high school seniors in the surrounding mountain area, who are pursuing an education in Agriculture and/or Forestry. The 3rd annual event was held this year on Mar. 7, and raised $8,000 for student scholarships and school program grants. Organizers are ...

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Yosemite Fires Update July 24

YOSEMITE – Thunderstorms came through the park on July 19 through 22. There are now 12 confirmed lightning-caused fires. Lightning caused fires can take days or weeks to detect because vegetation has to dry out enough to create smoke or visible flames after the storm passes over. Additional fires may be discovered, as temperatures rise and fuels dry out. Most ...

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Indian Fair Days And Pow Wow Cancelled

NORTH FORK – The 45th anniversary of the Sierra Mono Museum’s Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow, one of the longest running Pow Wows in California, has been cancelled this year due to the Willow Fire burning near North Fork. The event was scheduled for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 – 2 at the North Fork Recreation Center. ...

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Oakhurst Man Sentenced For Fatal Crash

MADERA COUNTY – An Oakhurst man appeared in Madera Superior Court yesterday to be sentenced in a deadly vehicle accident that took the life of 26-year-old Davin Clymore in February 2013. Charles Hagood, 60, was sentenced to 3 years probation and 300 hours of community service after being found guilty on June 25 of vehicular manslaughter “without malice,” which is ...

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