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Creek Fire Has Eclipsed 350,000 Acres

A virtual public meeting will be held tonight at 7:00 PM on the Sierra National Forest Facebook page. North Fork – Oct. 19,2020 –  The Creek Fire which is the largest single fire incident in the state of California has now burned 350,331 acres with 61% containment and full containment not expected until late October. It has destroyed 856 structures ...

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Firefighters Respond to 47 New Wildfires Throughout California

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 19,  2020 – Firefighters responded to 47 new initial attack wildfires yesterday, including two fires that continue to burn in El Dorado County and Monterey County. More than 7,400 firefighters remain on the frontlines today of 22 wildfires across the state, 12 of which remain major incidents. Links below to all major incidents. Elevated fire threat continues ...

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Celebration of Life for Gordon Waller

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Gordon Waller, born in Santa Monica, CA, on June 25, 1940, passed away in his Oakhurst home surrounded by his family on September 6, 2020. Gordon was the co-owner of a print shop in Culver City, CA, for 20 years until moving to Oakhurst and purchasing the Kettle Restaurant. He held several other positions, from cook to tile cutter, before ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Surprising Underwater Granite Arch

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For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node278 An unexpected (and somewhat hidden) treasure in Yosemite is a rare geologic formation – a granite arch – found underwater in a river in the Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite. It is much less known – and far less visited – than Indian Rock arch, just off the trail to North ...

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Mariposa County Hosting Community Workshops to Seek Public Input on Wildfire Planning Priorities

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MARIPOSA — Through a CAL FIRE grant received by the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council and Mariposa County funding, the Mariposa County Fire Advisory Committee is updating the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP.) This plan assesses local wildfire risk and creates prioritized actions to improve public and first responder safety, manage forests and watersheds, protect critical infrastructure, and reduce property ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 17, 2020 – Today Over 8,000 firefighters remain on the frontlines of 20 wildfires across the state, 12 of which remain major incidents.  Yesterday, firefighters across the State responded to 38 new wildfires, and despite Red Flag Warning conditions in many areas, all were quickly contained. A Red Flag Warning for critical fire weather continues today in ...

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CHP Encourages Parents to be Role Models for Their Teen Drivers

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SACRAMENTO – Teen drivers can face challenges with every new experience. During National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18-24, 2020, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to encourage parents and guardians to discuss driver safety with their young drivers. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

10.16.20 Daily Conditions Report              CALIFORNIA ROAD CONDITIONS 10.16.20    Weather Report20201016                       Visit Yosemite/Madera County  REMINDER: Wawona Road Delays Starting Monday, October 19, 2020 crews will begin some additional drainage repairs and shoulder stabilization on the Wawona Road in the former Ferguson Fire burn area ...

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Yosemite Fire Updates

YOSEMITE – Oct. 16, 2020 – There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park. Each fire is burning in fire adapted ecosystems in Wilderness. There are trail closures in effect. All fires may be visible from Tioga Road (Highway 120 through Yosemite National Park), Glacier Point, and high country vistas. Smoke from each fire is settling locally at night, ...

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