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Firefighters Hosted By The Camp They Saved

Submitted by Rev. Bill Ekhardt, DMin MBA, Calvin Crest Conferences OAKHURST – Calvin Crest Conferences, a Christian Camp in Oakhurst, Calif., that was evacuated last Thursday due to the Sky Fire, is now housing up to 120 firefighters who helped save it from the fire. Crews began arriving around noon on Wednesday, and Calvin Crest plans to host the fire ...

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Campgrounds Open Above Sky Ranch

OAKHURST – While Sky Ranch Road (Road 632) is still closed due to fire equipment, fire crews and the danger of falling trees from the Sky Fire, the campgrounds higher up are open. Those wishing to travel to Soquel, Nelder Grove, Texas Flat, Grey’s Mountain or any of the other campgrouds can get there from Beasore Road or Sugar Pine.

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Three-Vehicle Accident Blocks Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – A crash just south of Serpa Canyon Road reduced traffic to one lane just before noon today. Joy Wood, 57, of Coarsegold, was southbound on Highway 41 in a 2006 Altima at a stated speed of 55 mph, when, for unknown reasons, she veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with another vehicle, according to CHP at the ...

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Mariposa Sheriff Warns Residents About Burn Ban

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone of the Proclamation issued by Cal Fire regarding suspended burning permits and other uses of open fire, campfires and outdoor smoking. On June 11, 2015, per section 4423.1 of the Public Resources Code, Nancy Koerperich, Unit Chief of the Madera-Mariposa-Merced CAL FIRE unit issued the following: Due ...

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Sky Fire Update Wednesday 11AM

OAKHURST – The Sky Fire, burning north of Oakhurst, is now 95 percent contained at 500 acres. Sky Ranch Road remains closed, as the fire area is still a dangerous place due to snags, active fire, and fire personnel working and equipment traveling along the road.

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Crash In YLP Ends In Two DUI Arrests

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – A mother and son were both arrested for driving under the influence last night after their car overturned in front the fire station in YLP. Just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, Noah Garfoot, 20, of Coarsegold, was eastbound on Glacier Drive just east of Longhollow Drive, when for unknown reasons, his car veered off ...

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Services Friday For Norma Jean Andera

NORTH FORK – Norma Jean Andera passed away on May 26. 2015 at the age of 89. She had been a resident of North Fork for 31 years. There will be a funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in North Fork on Friday, June 26, at 10 a.m. with burial following immediately at North Fork Cemetery.

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Update On The Corrine Fire Tuesday 9AM

NORTH FORK – Residents of North Fork are resting a bit easier as the 920-acre Corrine Fire reaches 90 percent containment. Personnel assigned to the fire has been reduced to 546, with 30 engines, 16 fire crews, 7 water tenders and 5 dozers. All air resources have been released and made available for other incidents.

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Activity On Sky Fire Winding Down

OAKHURST – The 500-acre Sky Fire is now 90 percent contained, and the number of personnel assigned to the incident has been reduced to 520. Today crews will continue fire line suppression repair and mop-up on all parts of the fire. Resource Advisors from the Forest Service have identified the extent of suppression repair needed.

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Everything Burned But The House

NORTH FORK – A family who had no doubt that they had lost everything to the flames during the first night of the Corrine Fire were shocked and thrilled to discover that their homes were still standing. “We watched the fire coming over the hill and surrounding our house, and I just knew it was all up in smoke,” says ...

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