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One Less Wildfire Is Up To You

CENTRAL SIERRA – Whether you’re new to the mountain area, or have lived here for generations, the historic drought and extreme fire conditions warrant a close look at how you’ve prepared for the fire season. Karen Guillemin-Kanawyer, Cal Fire’s MMU Fire Prevention Specialist, says the potential for dangerous, destructive wildfires is very real. “It is up to everyone to be ...

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Soquel Bridge Closed For Replacement Project

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST –  On Tuesday, July 7, work began on the Soquel Bridge, located on Sky Ranch Road. Crews have removed the bridge and will work for the next few weeks to put in a new, double-wide bridge. Detours are now in place for people entering and leaving the Sierra National Forest on Sky Ranch Road (see detour map ...

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Tex McDonald Sentenced In Casino Takeover

MADERA COUNTY – Former Chukchansi Tribal Chairman Tex McDonald appeared today in Madera Superior Court for sentencing. On May 1, McDonald agreed to plead guilty to the felony charge of false imprisonment, for his part in the armed takeover attempt of the Chukchansi Gold Casino in Coarsegold, in early October 2014. The judge sentenced him to 485 days, but he ...

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All Fireworks Are Illegal In Our Area

CENTRAL SIERRA – With the 4th of July weekend fast approaching, The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) would like to remind everyone that fireworks are banned in all State Responsibility Areas (SRA*) throughout California. Fireworks stands are now open in numerous locations within Madera and Merced Counties. State law and county ordinance prohibits ...

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Fires Banned On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – As of today, June 30, fires of any kind are banned on the Sierra National Forest, except as listed below. With thousand hour fuel moisture at less than 14 percent and a drying trend predicted, Forest Supervisor Dean Gould has declared these prohibitions effective immediately. The Order reads as follows: Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and ...

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Fire Captain Credits Defensible Space With Saving Home

NORTH FORK – When the fire came racing toward their house, destroying everything in its path, the family grabbed what they could, loaded their pets and raced down the driveway ahead of the flames. They watched from a distance as it flashed through their property, trees torching out ahead of the wall of fire. Days later when they returned to ...

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Sky Ranch Road Re-Opens

OAKHURST – The Sky Fire, that started on Thursday, June 18, near Oakhurst, is now 96% contained and was last reported at 500 acres. Due to suppression efforts, dangerous trees in the area, and heavy equipment working along the roadway, the Sierra National Forest deemed it necessary to close Road 632 (Sky Ranch) for the safety of the public. As ...

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Assessing The Damage On Recent Fires

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team for the Sky and Corrine Fire is working to complete its assessment and recommendations to lessen immediate hazards to public resources from the effects of the fire. The team is led by geologist Alan Gallegos from the Sierra National Forest. The BAER team is made up of specialists from ...

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Curbside Recycling Set For October

MADERA COUNTY – Area residents anxious to begin curbside recycling will have to wait a little longer than previously anticipated, as Emadco Disposal Service has announced their plan to implement the service for customers will start at the top of the fourth quarter this year. Reports previously indicated the service would begin this summer, but logistics including confirmation of contract ...

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Mariposa Sheriff Warns Residents About Burn Ban

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone of the Proclamation issued by Cal Fire regarding suspended burning permits and other uses of open fire, campfires and outdoor smoking. On June 11, 2015, per section 4423.1 of the Public Resources Code, Nancy Koerperich, Unit Chief of the Madera-Mariposa-Merced CAL FIRE unit issued the following: Due ...

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