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Forest Service Opens Access to Some National Forests

VALLEJO – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces increased access to some National Forests in California beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The prohibition of the use of any ignition source on all National Forest System lands (campfires, gas stoves, etc.) throughout California remains in place. Nine National Forests in California remain closed: Angeles NF, Cleveland ...

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Tim Curley | Candidate for Madera County Board of Education Area 1

Hello.  My name is Tim Curley and I am running for the Madera County Board of Education Area 1 seat representing portions of Bass Lake, Chawanakee, Golden Valley, and Yosemite Unified School Districts.  My wife Sarah and I have lived in Coarsegold since 2002 and we have raised our four children in this wonderful community.  All four of our children ...

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Weather Aiding Crews on the Creek Fire

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 18, 2020 – Weather conditions for today will feature increasing humidity along with the chance for light showers in the region. This humidity will help reduce the volatility of spot fires, and slow progression of the fire in the north and northeastern sections of the fire. The favorable weather conditions continue to allow the Madera County ...

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Alert | Madera Sheriff Evacuations Warnings Reduced or Lifted

Madera County  – Evacuation Orders for M7 have been reduced to Evacuation Warnings. Residents in the area need to be aware there is still a potential for evacuations and need to be prepared to evacuate at a moments notice. Citizens need to monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately. These areas are being opened to residents only. ...

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Yosemite Fire Updates

YOSEMITE – Sept. 18, 2020 – There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park. Each fire is burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, in a fire adapted ecosystem. There are multiple trail closures in effect around Yosemite Creek and the southern part of the park. All fires may be visible from Tioga Road (Highway 120 through Yosemite National Park), ...

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Alert | Madera Sheriff Evacuations Warnings Lifted or Reduced

Madera County – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the evacuation warnings for Evacuation Zones M13 Carmen Ranch Road, M14 Ciatana Creek Road, M27 Wyle Ranch Road, M28 Road 224 Area, M34 Road 200 and Road 221 Area, M35 Road 221 and Road 226 Area, M42 O’Neals, and M43 Walker Grade have been lifted. Evacuation orders for ...

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Yosemite National Park to Close Due to Significant Smoke Impacts and Hazardous Air Quality

Yosemite National Park – Yosemite National Park announces that the park will close to all visitors and vehicular access due to significant smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park. All park entrance stations and roads will close beginning at 5:00 pm tonight, Thursday, September 17, 2020. With air quality projected to be in the unhealthy to hazardous range ...

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Supervisor Wheeler To Hold Next Town Hall Meeting Tonight Via Zoom

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Sept. 17, 2020 – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold the third of 5 scheduled Town Hall Meetings tonight at 6 pm. via Zoom. Supervisor Wheeler will have Cal Fire and County staff on hand to discuss the current Creek Fire situation as well as other community issues. Here is the link to the ...

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Creek Fire Nearing 250,000 Acres

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 17, 2020 – Very dry air began moving into the region yesterday, along with increased winds and the weakening of the inversion that has kept the smoke from leaving. These factors have allowed for increased fire growth along the north and northeastern flanks of the Creek Fire. Containment lines on the west flank were extended north ...

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