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Bass Lake Home Destroyed In Early Morning Fire

BASS LAKE – Three people were forced out into the cold in the early morning hours today as a fire destroyed their home at Bass Lake. Just after 2:30 a.m., firefighters were called out to a structure fire in the 39000 block of Duck just off Road 432 on the north shore of the lake. Cal Fire Engines 4255, 4275, ...

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Cal Fire Transitions into Winter Preparedness, Reduces Staffing

MARIPOSA – Cooler weather and recent rains have prompted the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) to transition into winter staffing levels as of Monday, Dec. 17, at 8 a.m. The transition to winter preparedness allows Cal Fire to release some seasonal firefighters, reduce staffing on fire engines and close certain wildland fire stations. ...

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Home In Yosemite Lakes Park

COARSEGOLD – A woman in Yosemite Lakes Park has lost her home to an early morning fire, but both she and her cat were able to escape without injury. At 1:46 a.m., firefighters were called out to a home in the 29000 block of N. Lilley Way for reports of a structure fire. Cal Fire engines 4295, 4284 and 4255 ...

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Sierra National Forest Declares The Ferguson Fire Out

MARIPOSA — With the recent change in weather conditions, fire officials with the Sierra National Forest are declaring the Ferguson Fire out, terminating Forest Order No. 05-15-51-18-15, dated August 15, 2018. Visitors are once again permitted to travel in the Sierra National Forest where the Ferguson Fire burned. The Ferguson Fire started on the evening of July 13, 2018 near ...

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Burn Permit Suspension Lifted By Cal Fire MMU

MARIPOSA – With the return of winter weather, Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has lifted the burn permit suspension effective Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 8 a.m. Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days. Agriculture burns ...

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Vegetation Fire Near Jerseydale, Cause Under Investigation

MARIPOSA – Firefighters were called out to reports of vegetation fire last night in the Jerseydale area. At about 9:40 p.m., reports came in of a “glow” in the area of Bear Clover Lane west of Scott Road. The first unit at scene reported the fire at less than five acres, burning in deep duff and timber understory, with two ...

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Wildfires Continue To Devastate California Communities

CALIFORNIA – The deadliest fire in the state’s history continues its path of destruction through Butte County in northern California as the death toll rises to 48 in the Camp Fire. Meanwhile, firefighters continue their battle against the Hill and Woolsey Fires on the southern end of the state. There are currently more than 9,300 firefighters assigned to these three ...

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Over 8,000 Firefighters On The Lines, Thousands Of Homes Lost

CALIFORNIA – Over 8,000 firefighters from throughout the state continue to battle three large wildfires in California. There are currently 1,035 fire engines, 141 dozers, 166 hand crews, 80 water tenders, 42 helicopters and numerous firefighting air tankers assigned to the incidents, and out-of-state resources continue to arrive. The Camp Fire in northern California has claimed the lives of 23 ...

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Over 6,000 Firefighters Battle Major California Fires

CALIFORNIA – Though we are well into the fall season and cooler temperatures, the wildfire season is far from over. Cal Fire reports that over 6,000 firefighters are currently battling six large wildfires in California, the two most dangerous being the Camp Fire in Butte County, and the Hill Fire in Ventura County. These wind-driven fires have destroyed more than ...

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Prescribed Burning Ops Resume On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The High Sierra Ranger District Fuels Management office plans to resume firing again on Sunday, Nov. 4, on the Dinkey South Fall understory prescribed fire project. The office says they expect active firing to continue through Wednesday, Nov. 7. By prescribing the fire under optimum weather conditions, managers simulate the natural role of fire. This reduces ...

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