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Alert: Vegetation Fire Miami Creek OHV Area

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Air and ground firefighting resources are in the Miami Creek Off Highway Vehicle Trails area responding to a vegetation fire. The fire is currently approximately 2 acres. The Incident Commander reports that the fire has a hose lay around 50% and they are making good progress.  This is the Bridge Fire. Cal Fire and Sierra National Forest ...

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Third Arson Arrest in Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers arrested 61-year-old Michael Eric Alexander on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in Mariposa County. Through an extensive investigation, Alexander, a local resident, was identified as the suspect responsible for igniting five vegetation fires between Paddy Hill Road and Corey Pines Road off of East Whitlock Road since May 31, 2023. The East Whitlock fires ...

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Yosemite National Park Seeks Public Input

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite National Park (YNP) will begin a second round of civic engagement to address improving visitor experience and access to the busy park during peak season. The park is seeking input on several key concepts to address improving visitors’ access to and experience of the park’s most significant resources and features while ensuring that those resources are protected. ...

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Caltrans To Begin Long Term Project on State Route 140

STOCKTON – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin a maintenance project to improve the roadway surface of State Route 140 (SR-140) between East Whitlock Road and the Yosemite National Park entrance in Mariposa County. The project will repair and replace deteriorating pavement work. The pavement work will include repairing failed roadway surface locations using hot-mix asphalt ...

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Whiskey Fire Burns 83 Acres in North Fork

NORTH FORK–Monday, July 3rd, 2023, air and ground firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in the 59000 block of Road 225 in North Fork. Initial reports put the fire at 5 acres with a moderate rate of spread. The fire was burning in grass and oak woodland. Within a half-hour of the fire starting, it had burned 20 acres, and ...

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Whittier Man Dies in Whiskey Fire

NORTH FORK—The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is reporting that a 65 year old Whittier man has died as a result of the ongoing Whiskey Fire. MCSO states that at approximately 1:30pm on July 3, the man was driving a tractor on his property in the 59000 block of Road 225 in North Fork, when it is believed a brake ...

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Alert: Vegetation Fire Rd 225 North Fork

NORTH FORK–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is responding to a vegetation fire in the 59000 block of Road 225 in North  Fork. Ground and air crews are responding. The initial reports are that it is 5 acres. This is the Whiskey Fire. We Will update this article when we have more information. More information can be found ...

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Yosemite Opening Glacier Point Road

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite National Park (YNP) officials have announced that Glacier Point Road will be open starting Saturday, July 1st. According to park officials, the road will be open on weekends only starting July 1st. The road will be open: -July 1 from 6 am through July 4th at 10 pm -July 8 from 6 am through July 9th at ...

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Alert: Traffic Collision Hwy 41 and Victoria Lane

OAKHURST–The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reporting a traffic collision has occurred at Highway 41 and Victoria Lane. Two vehicles are involved and one vehicle is said to be overturned in the area. Emergency Personnel are on scene. No injures are being reported, however, there is some lane blockage. Please avoid the area if possible. We will update this article ...

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Fireworks and Fire Danger

MARIPOSA–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) would like to remind Eastern Madera County and Mariposa County residents of the fire danger and use of illegal fireworks. All fireworks, including “Safe and Sane,” are illegal in Mariposa County as well as all areas east of the Madera Canal in Madera County. A public display will be available ...

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