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Early Morning House Fire On Golden Ball Drive

OAKHURST — Firefighters were called out just after 5 a.m. this morning for reports of a structure fire in the 38000 block of Golden Ball Drive just off Road 426. The first engine at scene reported heavy smoke and flames on one end of the single-story, 1500 square foot home. The two residents were asleep when the fire broke out, ...

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Prescribed Burning Operations On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Prescribed burning operations have resumed on the Ponderosa fuelbreak east of Cascadel Point near North Fork. Smoke has been visible for the last few days. “We still have a fair amount of acreage of tree mortality burn piles to finish up, and have a contract burn crew with a Forest Service representative on scene each day ...

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Trailer Fire On Comstock Drive In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Firefighters battled a structure fire in the pouring rain this evening on Comstock Drive in Coarsegold. Just after 8 p.m., reports came in of a trailer on fire at the very end of the cul-de-sac. The first engine on scene reported a 500 square foot trailer about 50 percent involved, with no other structures immediately threatened. By 9 ...

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Mammoth Fire Near North Fork Now 100 Percent Contained

NORTH FORK — The fire on Mammoth Pool Road, about 6 miles east of North Fork, is now 100 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. The fire started just after 2:30 p.m. today, and forced the closure of the roadway. The Mammoth Fire is estimated at about five acres, and crews are still on scene. Firefighters continue to strengthen containment ...

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Vegetation Fire Closes Mammoth Pool Road

NORTH FORK — Just after 2:30 p.m. today a report came in of a vegetation fire on Mammoth Pool Road about a mile east of the Indian Creek Mobile Home Park. The fire started on the north side of the roadway in tall grass and vegetation and, even though it isn’t generating a lot of heat, the very steep slope ...

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Evacuated From SoCal Fire Only To Have Vacation Home Burn

BASS LAKE – A father and son who were forced from their home in the Shadow Hills area of Southern California by the Creek Fire, retreated to their vacation home near Bass Lake. However, tonight that home was completely destroyed by fire. Just after 9:30 p.m., the homeowner noticed smoke in the attic area and called 911. The first engine ...

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Local Firefighters Respond To Major SoCal Fires

MARIPOSA — More than 90 personnel from the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) of Cal Fire have been sent to Southern California to assist with the massive firefighting efforts. They join the ranks of more than 5,700 firefighters currently on the front lines as six major wildfires continue their devastation from Ventura to San Diego County, forcing nearly 200,000 people from their ...

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High Winds Spread Burn Piles Above North Fork

NORTH FORK — A large plume of smoke above North Fork is a fire resulting from last night’s wind event which increased activity on large burn piles on the Sierra National Forest. During the rain about a week ago, several large tractor piles – made up of dead trees from the tree mortaility work done by SNF crews last year ...

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Man Ends Up In Court Over Escaped Control Burn

MADERA COUNTY — A judgment handed down in Bass Lake Superior court today is a good reminder that citizens are responsible when their burn piles get away from them. A resident who lives in the 28000 block of Road 400 appeared before Judge Charles Wieland today in a case that involved an escaped burn on Nov. 3. The man admitted ...

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