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Effects of The Creek Fire on The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Gets a Closer Look on This New Episode of “Outside Beyond the Lens”

Wildfire devastation gives way to silver linings in the Sierra National Forest. This powerful new production explores the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, now a journey with front-row views of a forest in a state of rebirth.  NORTH FORK, CA – Another episode of “Outside Beyond the Lens” hits close to home for the mountain communities in California living with the ...

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CAL FIRE Cautions Motorized Equipment Use Can Cause Fires

Mariposa – CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU), would like to remind residents of the dangers of using motorized equipment near and around dry grass and on hot windy days. Here are some recommendations to help reduce your chances of starting a fire when operating motorized equipment: Do all yard maintenance that requires a gas or electrical motor before 10 a.m., ...

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Mandatory Evacuation Orders For Smalley Fire Near North Fork

All Evacuation Orders For The Smalley Fire Have Been Lifted UPDATE – June 1st, 2021 2:40pm – Warning lifted for Smalley Fire, The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the evacuation warning for Corrine Lake Road, Box Canyon Raod, Tunoi Place, and Road 222 between the County Line ( Kirckhoff Lake) and Corrine Lake Road have been lifted. Exercise ...

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Yosemite Valley Prescribed Burn Complete

Yosemite National Park fire crews have completed ignitions on the prescribed burn in Yosemite Valley. This project focused on seven units east of El Capitan Crossover toward Leidig Meadow. Ignitions began on Monday May 24, 2021 and a total of 182 acres were treated. On Wednesday May 26, 2021 conditions changed and were no longer favorable for burning operations to continue. Original Story: Yosemite Valley Prescribed ...

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Live Oak Fire Update

MARIPOSA – LIVE OAK FIRE UPDATE 4pm– The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and CAL FIRE have lifted all fire advisories for the Live Oak Fire in Mariposa County. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There is not an update for acreage. Yaqui Gulch Rd will remain closed from Hwy 140 to Guadalupe Creek Rd. To view current ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Residential Burn Permits

CAL FIRE Suspends Residential Hazard Reduction Burn Permits in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties and Increases Fire Engine Staffing to “Peak” staffing levels Mariposa – The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass along with hotter and drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE Madera, Mariposa, Merced Unit (MMU) to suspend all burn permits for residential hazard reduction ...

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Highway 41 Prescribe Burn Delayed

Coarsegold – The CAL FIRE, Highway 41 Fuels Reduction Project, scheduled for May 27th, 2021 has been delayed due to the Live Oak fire activity in Mariposa County. CAL FIRE will re-schedule for a later date. Original Story: Hwy. 41 Fuels Reduction Project

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Live Oak Fire, Mariposa

MARIPOSA, CA. – The Live Oak Fire that started on May 27th, 2021 off of  Live Oak Rd in the Yaqui Gulch area west of Mormon Bar in Mariposa County is being reported at 25% containment as of 8:00 am this morning. The fire has burned approximately 250 acres with the cause still under investigation.  No evacuations have been ordered ...

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Yosemite Valley Prescribed Burn

Yosemite National Park Fire Crews are planning for a 439-acre prescribed burn in Yosemite Valley this week. YOSEMITE – The project will focus on seven units east of El Capitan Crossover toward Leidig Meadow. Depending on weather and air quality, this project is planned to start today, Monday May 24, 2021. Ignition could last three days with smoke lingering in ...

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Training Burn In Mariposa County

CAL FIRE Madera- Mariposa -Merced Unit will be conducting a vegetation management training burn on Monday, May 24. The training burn will take place on the Grupe Ranch located on Oak Grove Road in Mariposa County. The training will consist of burning 78 acres of annual grass, oak woodland and sparse brush. The purpose of the burn is to train ...

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