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Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Fire Near Bootjack

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Crews responded to a vegetation fire south of Bootjack this afternoon, just off Oak Grove Road. At 1:09 p.m., several reports came in to 911 of a column of smoke on Sharp Road, but after some revisions to the exact address by reporting parties, the fire was located in the 3600 block of Ramblin Road. A full ...

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Will You Be Notified In The Event Of A Wildfire?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality, the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, and the large number of fires already this season, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera and Mariposa Counties – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera ...

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Update On The Wheeler Fire Near Coulterville

COULTERVILLE – Firefighters have made excellent progress on the Wheeler Fire, burning in northern Mariposa County near the community of Coulterville. The fire is holding at 115 acres and is now 95 percent contained. There are currently 19 engines, 15 crews, 3 water tenders and 2 dozer assigned to the incident. Firefighters continue to do mop-up, reinforce firelines, and patrol ...

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Cal Fire Suspends Burn Permits In Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties

MARIPOSA  – After another wet winter, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, Mariposa and ...

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Fire Near Coulterville Forces Evacuations And Road Closures

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Wheeler Fire, burning in the Wheeler Gulch Road area of Mariposa County, prompted evacuations and warnings, and the opening of a Red Cross Center. Just before 12:30 p.m., 911 received several reports of smoke south of Highway 132 near Lake McClure (see map below for general location). When Air Attack arrived overhead, the fire was estimated ...

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Firefighters Make Good Progress On The Boyer Fire

MARIPOSA – Firefighters continue to make good progress on the Boyer Fire, which is burning in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. It is now 75 percent contained and more accurate mapping now estimates it at 53 acres. The fire started yesterday just after 1:30 p.m. at the end of Boyer Road and forced evacuations in the Lush Meadows area. ...

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Boyer Fire Is Now 60 Percent Contained

MARIPOSA – Crews made good progress overnight on the Boyer Fire, which is burning in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. It is now 60 percent contained at an estimated 75 acres. The fire started yesterday just after 1:30 p.m. at the end of Boyer Road and forced evacuations in the Lush Meadows area. Residents were allowed to return home ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Boyer Fire In The Lush Meadows Area

MARIPOSA – Evacuations have been lifted on the Boyer Fire, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. This is still an active fire and suppression equipment is still in the area, so please drive with caution. The fire is burning in the Bootjack/ Lush Meadows area and was reported just after 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. It quickly grew to about ...

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Portion Of Road 407 Closed Due To Fire Damage To Bridge

RAYMOND – Road 407 east of Road 600 was closed due to the Raymond Fire, and will remain closed until repairs to the bridge can be completed. The Raymond Fire, which appears to have been started when a vehicle crashed (no official cause has yet been released) burned 40 acres along Road 407 and according to reporting from CHP, also ...

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Boyer Fire In Mariposa County Forces Evacuations

MARIPOSA – As firefighters work to get a handle on the Boyer Fire, burning at the end of Boyer Road in Mariposa County, residents are being ordered to evacuate. At 2:35 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office ordered mandatory evacuations for Sherrod Road from the east end to the Owl Creek Bridge. A Red Cross Evacuation Center is being set ...

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