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Crews Respond To Vegetation Fire South Of Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters responded this morning to a vegetation fire burning just south of the community of Raymond. At 11:25 a.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a fire on Road 600 near Road 407. Nine engines, two hand crews, one dozer and a water tender responded, along with Air Attack, two air tankers and two helicopters. The first unit ...

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Fire Destroys Motorhome In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A motorhome was completely destroyed in a fire just off Road 425B in Oakhurst this morning. Just before 6:30 a.m., firefighters were called out to to reports of a motorhome on fire in a driveway at the end of Chapel Hill Drive. The first unit on scene reported the vehicle fully engulfed in flames, and incoming crews were ...

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Fire Burning Southwest Of Raymond

MADERA COUNTY — Firefighters are on scene of a fire burning southwest of Raymond, and smoke can be seen from miles around. The fire was reported by the Eastman Lake Ranger just after 4 p.m., somewhere west of Road 29, and north of Avenue 26. Ten engines, two ground crews, two dozers, a water tender, air attack and a helicopter ...

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Madera County Invites Input On Hazard Mitigation Plan

MADERA COUNTY — The public is invited to participate in updating the plan to deal with the next disaster in Madera County. The County is partnering with incorporated communities, districts and others to develop an update to their 2011 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Floods, drought, wildfires, earthquakes and severe weather are just a few of the natural hazards we face, ...

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Railroad Fire Nears Full Containment, More Crews Released

OAKHURST — The Railroad Fire continues to hold at 12,407 acres and is now 98 percent contained. Activity is winding down at the Incident Command Post at the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, and there will be a lot of work done to return the park to its pre-fire condition once the fire camp has been fully dismantled. Demobilization continues as ...

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Railroad Fire Transitions Back To Local Management Team

OAKHURST — As activity winds down on the Railroad Fire, crews continue to be demobilized to return to their home units or be made available for other fires in the region. The fire is still holding at 12,407 acres and is now 87 percent contained. The Railroad Fire will transition to a local Sierra National Forest Type 3 management organization ...

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Update On The Railroad, Mission, Empire And South Fork Fires

CENTRAL SIERRA — Here is an update on the four major fires burning in our area as of this morning. The Railroad Fire has not grown over the past 24 hours, and is holding at 12,407 acres. It is now 80 percent contained. There were no crews on the fireline last night. Thunderstorms brought about a quarter inch of rain over ...

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Fire Destroys Travel Trailer At Mammoth Pool Trailer Park

NORTH FORK — Quick work by neighbors and firefighters kept a trailer fire from spreading to the surround properties and dry vegetation this afternoon. At 5:25 p.m., reports came in of a travel trailer on fire at the Mammoth Pool Trailer Park on Road 225 near Italian Bar Road. When neighbors in the tightly clustered community saw the smoke, they ...

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This May Be Why Cascadel Woods Survived The Mission Fire

NORTH FORK — If you are looking for proof that fuel reduction and preventative activities work, look no further than the community of Cascadel Woods, says Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&DC) Project Manager Justine Reynolds. The fast-moving Mission Fire destroyed three homes on its way up the mountain to Cascadel Woods. While credit is always due to ...

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Calvin Crest And Nelder Grove Survive Railroad Fire

OAKHURST — Firefighters are making very good progress on the Railroad Fire, which is now estimated at 12,407 acres and is 75 percent contained. Fireline has been completed around the entire perimeter (see large map at end of article) and crews continue to do mop-up and hit hot spots near the fire’s edge. Smoke will still be visible in some areas ...

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