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250 Marines and Sailors Join Creek Fire Efforts

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 20, 2020 –  250 Marines and Sailors with the 7th Engineer Support Battalion from Camp Pendleton, California are beginning a 2-day field training today to reinforce the recent classroom orientation for new firefighters. The trainers are experienced wildland firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service. 278,368 acres have burned ...

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Creek Fire Update –

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Sept. 19, 2020 – After strong wind activity last night the weather influences will be calm the next several days with traditional terrain driven winds. Upslope winds could be gusty in the canyons depending on smoke with gusts up to 15 mph and maxing out at 20 mph on the ridges from the southwest. Overall, ...

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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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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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26 Major Fires Still Burning in California

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 17, 2020 – Over 17,400 firefighters remain on the frontlines of 26 major and three extended attack wildfires in California. The weather pattern over much of California should be similar to yesterday with higher temperatures and fairly clear skies. While progress was made on a number of fires, several others saw growth due to increased fire behavior ...

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Creek Fire: 220,025 Acres Burned With 18% Containment

Madera County – Sept. 16, 2020 – Fire activity was mostly limited to the higher elevations in the northeast corner yesterday. Ridge-top winds caused large group torching and spotting up to a half mile. The containment line between the San Joaquin river and Cascadel Woods is holding with low intensity ground fire burning inside the line without posing a threat. ...

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Camarena Health Brings Health and Wellness Center, Jobs to Tesoro Viejo

MADERA, CA – Camarena Health is proud to announce its collaboration with Tesoro Viejo on the development of a health and wellness center.  This new, state-of-the art 13,000 square-foot building will be situated in the heart of Tesoro Viejo’s Town Center and will provide medical, dental, health education and other wellness services for both patients and the community. “It is a ...

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Important Information For Voters who are Displaced Due to the Creek Fire

MADERA  – Ballots will be mailed between October 1 and October 5 to all registered voters in Madera County. By law, ballots cannot be forwarded so If you are unable to retrieve your mail due to the Creek Fire please contact the Elections Division by phone (800-435-0509) or email (electionsinfo@maderacounty.com) to provide them with a new or updated mailing address. ...

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