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Corrine Fire Now At 600 Acres

NORTH FORK – The Corrine Fire, that started last night at about 9:30 p.m., has now grown to over 600 acres, with 20 percent containment. Deputies are evacuating the upper half of Road 222 from Corrine Lake Road to Road 200. The entire road is now closed from North Fork to the San Joaquin River. Some residents are refusing to ...

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Sky Fire At 125 Acres And Growing

OAKHURST – The Sky Fire has now grown to over 125 acres, and evacuations continue along Sky Ranch Road (Road 632) just north of Oakhurst. The fire was reported at 2:35 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, when a vehicle caught fire and spread into the surrounding vegetation.

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Evacuations On Road 632 Due To Sky Fire

OAKHURST – Sheriff’s deputies are notifying those at Calvin Crest, Camp Redwood, Paradise Springs and the Girl Scout camp that they are under a mandatory evacuation and must leave immediately due to the Sky Fire. Since they can’t leave by way of southbound Road 632, deputies are determining the best way for everyone to leave, for both small cars and ...

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Car Fire Spreads Into Vegetation On Sky Ranch

OAKHURST – A car fire on Road 632 (Sky Ranch Road) has sparked a vegetation fire, now reported at 5 acres, 1.8 miles up from Highway 41. Some engines responding to the fire first had to make their way through the road blockage on Highway 41 north of Coarsegold, due to a fatal motorcycle accident that was reported at the ...

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Highway 41 Closed Due To Fatal Accident

COARSEGOLD – A fatal crash between a truck and a motorcycle has closed Highway 41 between Serpa Canyon and Road 420. Southbound traffic is being turned around at Road 420 on the north, and at Serpa Canyon on the south. The accident happened near the Broken Bit. No estimate has been given for reopening the roadway. Motorists are advised to ...

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Triangle Fire Grows To 30 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Triangle Fire has now grown to approximately 30 acres, and is burning through the grass toward Buckingham Mountain, reports the Incident Commander. Additional resources have been dispatched to assist with the fire, which is burning about 4 miles north of Highway 49 and has prompted the closure of Carter Road between Triangle Road and Buckingham Mountain ...

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Fire On Triangle Road Forces Road Closure

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A fire burning on Triangle Road about 4 miles north of Highway 49 is prompting the closure of Carter Road between Triangle Road and Buckingham Mountain Road. First engine on scene reported about 5 acres burning, bolstered by 3-5 mph winds with a moderate rate of spread. Two structures are threatened at this time, and the Mariposa ...

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House Fire On Usona Road

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Crews were dispatched to numerous reports of a fire on Usona Road between Indian Peak Road and Boulder Ridge Road, just after 8 a.m. this morning. When firefighters arrived, they found a house fully involved. The fire also spread into the vegetation, charring three-quarters of an acre before the forward progress was stopped.

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Symphonic Star Wars in Mariposa

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s “Independence Day Spectacular!” concert features an eclectic mix of Americana, prompting MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden to describe the event as “Cowboys, Droids and Young Composers.” The Friday, July 3rd concert at Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre will feature cowboys in the form of American composer Aaron Copland’s western-homage “Rodeo.”

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DNC Replaced As Concessionaire In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Yosemite Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of Aramark, to receive the new primary concession contract for providing visitor services in Yosemite National Park. The 15-year contract – the largest single concession contract in the NPS – is expected to begin on March 1, 2016, and will include overnight accommodations, food and beverage ...

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