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Tioga Pass Road Closed Due To Snow

UPDATE: Please call 209-372-0200 (press 1 then 1) for current road conditions in the park. YOSEMITE — The Tioga Pass Road in Yosemite National Park has been temporarily closed due to a snow storm overnight. For the most current road conditions within the park, call 209-372-0200 (press 1, then 1). For roads outside the park, call 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). Remember that ...

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Crews Respond To Vegetation Fire South Of Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters responded this morning to a vegetation fire burning just south of the community of Raymond. At 11:25 a.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a fire on Road 600 near Road 407. Nine engines, two hand crews, one dozer and a water tender responded, along with Air Attack, two air tankers and two helicopters. The first unit ...

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Fire Destroys Motorhome In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A motorhome was completely destroyed in a fire just off Road 425B in Oakhurst this morning. Just before 6:30 a.m., firefighters were called out to to reports of a motorhome on fire in a driveway at the end of Chapel Hill Drive. The first unit on scene reported the vehicle fully engulfed in flames, and incoming crews were ...

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Boat Registration Required Year-Round On Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – As the summer season winds down, boaters on Bass Lake are reminded that registration stickers are required year-round on the lake. Now that the purchase of stickers has been made much easier with the lakeside businesses selling them, rather than boaters having to work their way over to “Sheriff’s Island,” all one need do is stop in ...

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Letters Requested In Opposition To YLP Arsonist’s Release

MADERA COUNTY — The District Attorney’s Office has extended the deadline for anyone wishing to submit letters in opposition to the release of Alice Waterman, convicted in 2014 for her part in a string of fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area. Waterman was found guilty on six counts of arson and one count of conspiracy after more than 30 ...

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Fire Burning Southwest Of Raymond

MADERA COUNTY — Firefighters are on scene of a fire burning southwest of Raymond, and smoke can be seen from miles around. The fire was reported by the Eastman Lake Ranger just after 4 p.m., somewhere west of Road 29, and north of Avenue 26. Ten engines, two ground crews, two dozers, a water tender, air attack and a helicopter ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sept. 17

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 17 2017. Ahwahnee vandalism On Monday, Sept. 11 at 2:02 a.m. deputy was dispatched to the 59000 block of Road 601 regarding vandalism. Upon arrival an investigation ensued and a report was taken. Case closed due to ...

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Madera County Invites Input On Hazard Mitigation Plan

MADERA COUNTY — The public is invited to participate in updating the plan to deal with the next disaster in Madera County. The County is partnering with incorporated communities, districts and others to develop an update to their 2011 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Floods, drought, wildfires, earthquakes and severe weather are just a few of the natural hazards we face, ...

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Railroad Fire Nears Full Containment, More Crews Released

OAKHURST — The Railroad Fire continues to hold at 12,407 acres and is now 98 percent contained. Activity is winding down at the Incident Command Post at the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, and there will be a lot of work done to return the park to its pre-fire condition once the fire camp has been fully dismantled. Demobilization continues as ...

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Railroad Fire Transitions Back To Local Management Team

OAKHURST — As activity winds down on the Railroad Fire, crews continue to be demobilized to return to their home units or be made available for other fires in the region. The fire is still holding at 12,407 acres and is now 87 percent contained. The Railroad Fire will transition to a local Sierra National Forest Type 3 management organization ...

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