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Celebrate National Bioenergy Day

NORTH FORK–National Bioenergy Day is to be celebrated in the exact center of California, our very own  North  Fork. The Watershed Research &  Training Center, and Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation &  Development Council invite the public to see the development of the facility, hear and update, and take a tour to celebrate National Bioenergy Day on Wednesday, October 19th, from ...

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Fork Fire And Yosemite Lightning Fires

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The fall season in the Motherlode area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains often brings relief in the form of cooler temperatures, shorter days and an end to fire season. For Mariposa and Eastern Madera Counties this is not the case just yet. The Fork Fire and several lightning caused fires in Yosemite National Park continue to burn in and ...

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Containment Grows On The Fork Fire

NORTH FORK–The Fork Fire is on its third day of burning and firefighters both in the air and on the ground are gaining in the battle to control the fire. What started as 4 roadside fires on Wednesday, September 7, 202, has now burned 819 acres. The firefight is being led by CalFire’s Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Unit. The Fork ...

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Fork Fire Burns Into It’s Second Day

NORTH FORK–The Fork Fire started yesterday, Wednesday 9.7.2022, at approximately 3:30pm in the afternoon. The Fire started near roads 200 and 222 in North Fork and by sunset it had burned 400 acres. Evacuations happened at a frenzied rate and numerous aircraft in addition to firefighting ground crews poured into the area. Currently the fire has burned over 700 acres ...

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Fire Alert: Road 200 And Road 222 In North Fork

NORTH FORK– A vegetation fire has been reported at Road 200 and Road 222 in North Fork. Ground and air crews are battling the fire at this time. Evacuations are in progress. We will update this article as more information is available. https://goo.gl/maps/JVKAFu6FX5P5EdFg8   Evacuation map is here. Update 9:18pm The Fork Fire is now 400 acres and 0% contained according ...

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Third Fire Ignites in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–A third wildland fire has been discovered in Yosemite National Park near the Aspen Valley area. This is the Aspen Fire. The fire was discovered  yesterday, 9.4.2022, by a firefighting helicopter that was working on the Red Fire, which has been burning in the park since August. None of the fires have caused any road closures or are ...

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Oak Fire And PG&E’s Recycled Dirt Program

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MARIPOSA—Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is currently in the process of implementing The Recycled Dirt Program in the Oak Fire burn scar. The program is a new PG&E community service that provides non-hazardous excavation dirt to recipients located nearby our service centers. The soil comes from the excavation of our construction projects. PG&E is committed to reducing energy, water and ...

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Two Lightning Caused Fires Being Managed in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Red and Rodgers Fires are burning in Yosemite National Park in the higher elevations, away from any infrastructure or populated areas. Both fires were caused by lightning and are being managed as suppression fires with confine and contain strategies. Firefighters are working to keep the fires within natural barriers.   Firefighters assigned to the Red  Fire are ...

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Oak Fire Debris Removal Community Meetings

MARIPOSA–Mariposa County Residents who have been impacted by the Oak Fire and lost their homes will have the opportunity to learn about the next steps to recovery. 127 homes were destroyed in the Oak Fire during July and August, earlier this year. The fire is now 98% contained. Mariposa County has partnered with the State to provide debris removal at ...

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Red Fire Burns in Yosemite’s High Country

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Red Fire was reported on August 4th, 2022. The fire is burning in Yosemite’s high country between Red Creek and Illilouette Creek at approximately the 7,800-foot elevation. The fire was caused by lightning from thunderstorms in the area.     August 4th Yosemite Fire and Aviation reported a new fire burning between Red Creek and Illilouette Creek. ...

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