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All Evacuations Lifted For Fox Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Fire officials have lifted all evacuation orders for the Fox Fire in Mariposa County, burning in the area of Lookout Mountain Road and Foxfield Lane. Anyone entering the area is urged to drive with extreme caution, as fire equipment is still operating in the area, and suppression efforts are still underway.

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Evacuations Lifted For Some In Fox Fire Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Fire evacuations have been lifted for Foxfield Road and Daffodil Road residents, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Those living in the area were evacuated just after noon on Sunday due to the Fox Fire. The lifting of the evacuations applies only to those on Foxfield and Daffodil. Lookout Mountain and Alamo Creek remain under an ...

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Update On The Fox Fire 6pm Sunday

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Fox Fire, burning just south of Mormon Bar off Highway 49, is now estimated at 24 acres and is 35 percent contained, according to Incident Commander Steve Ward. About 140 personnel are currently assigned to the incident which was reported at 12:10 p.m., on Sunday, June 7, burning near Lookout Mountain Road and Foxfield Lane.

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Fox Fire Prompts Evacuations Near Mormon Bar

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Fox Fire, burning just south of Mormon Bar near Mariposa, has prompted mandatory evacuations on Lookout Mountain, Daffodil and Alamo Creek. No other evacuations are anticipated in the area at this time, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. The fire was reported at 12:10 p.m. today, on Lookout Road near Foxfield Road, and is estimated ...

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Wildfire Near Mormon Bar

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Crews are responding to reports of a wildfire just south of Highway 49 near Mormon Bar. The fire was reported at 12:10 p.m. on Lookout Road near Foxfield Road. First engines on scene reported 10 to 15 acres with a dangerous rate of spread.

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Miller's Landing Owners Reward Neighborhood Watchdog

BASS LAKE – Kevin and Michelle Miller of Miller’s Landing are so grateful to the man who assisted with the arrest of accused thief Cristopher Baker, they are treating him to dinner at the lake. Richard Keg, along with neighbors Dave Baggett and Rick Chard, found the wanted suspect hiding under his house on Thursday and held him at gunpoint ...

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UPDATE: Missing Man Located After Search

BASS LAKE – After 12 hours of searching, crews have located Sergio Valdovinos, who had been unaccounted for since Friday evening, and the Madera County Sheriff’s Office is happy to report that he is okay. Madera County Search & Rescue and Madera County Sheriff’s deputies had been searching for 29-year-old Sergio Manuel Valdovinos in ‪‎the Bass Lake‬ area.

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Motorcycle Wreck Results In Major Injuries

NORTH FORK – Two groups of motorcycle riders out to raise money for their separate causes had their day interupted on Saturday when two of their numbers collided just south of North Fork. Galen Kumataka, 59, of Fresno, was part of a group headed south out of town on Road 200, just past the Road 222 cutoff, when he lost ...

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Yosemite Rangers Receive Emergency Response Awards

YOSEMITE – Three Yosemite National Park Rangers have received awards from the Mariposa County Health Department for their efforts and service to emergency medical services (EMS) in Yosemite National Park. Heidi Schlichting received an award for Paramedic of the Year, Dave Hahn was honored for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the Year, and Nancy Phillipe for Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) ...

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Neighbors Hold Suspect At Gunpoint

NORTH FORK – Several residents of the North Fork area had a bit more excitement than they bargained for yesterday afternoon when they found a wanted fugitive hiding under one of their houses. Richard Keg, who lives just off Road 221, says he learned about the wanted man from sheriff’s deputies who were searching the area when he returned home ...

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