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Stolen Property Recovered

OAKHURST — On Saturday July 2, 2022 shortly before 6am, Madera County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Williams and Deputy Murphy were driving into Oakhurst when they observed a column of smoke coming from a wooded area near Victoria Lane and CA-41. The officers were able to trace the origin of the smoke to an encampment occupied by two adult females. While ...

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Breaking News: Grass Fire In Raymond

RAYMOND – At 12:56 pm on May 21st, 2022 A grass fire was reported behind a residence near Barn Owl Rd and Road 613. This is a high level dispatch fire. 1 plus acre burning in grass and oak woodland. Moderate rate of spread, burning toward Road 800. Potential for 20 acres. Air attack inbound from Fresno as well as two ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Make a List – Part 7

This is the seventh in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be eight articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Pack a Go Bag – Part 6

This is the sixth in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be eight articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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Another Fatal Accident on Highway 41

A two-car accident on Hwy. 41 claims the life of a 24-year-old male. MADERA – On March 14, 2022, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Merced Communication Center (MCC) received a call of a traffic collision on State Route 41, north of Road 406, with medical personnel responding. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Madera Area responded to the scene ...

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Sierra National Forest

Sierra National Forest continues with the winter/spring prescribed burning within the Bass Lake Ranger District. CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) will continue prescribed burning within the Bass Lake Ranger District, beginning Monday, March 14, as weather and air quality is optimal to start ignitions. These treatments will consist of understory burning. This includes removing fuels created during tree ...

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Wildfire Wednesday-Vital Documents-Part 5

This is the fifth in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be 8 articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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New Technology Lets PG&E Customers Backup Their Home’s Power

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 SAN FRANCISCO — As part of its work to build a stronger, more resilient energy grid for the hometowns it serves, PG&E successfully developed a first-of-its-kind personal microgrid backup power transfer meter device for customers that fully integrates into PG&E’s existing electric SmartMeter system. The device provides customers with a more reliable solution for interconnecting backup power sources, such as portable ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Evacuation Plan – Part 2

This is the second in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be 8 articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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Yosemite Pile Burning Update: February 16th, 2022

YOSEMITE – As conditions allow, crews are continuing to burn piles in the Merced Grove this week as well as jackpot burning around Crane Flat along the Big Oak Flat Road. Jackpot burning targets high concentrations of naturally occurring downed debris. This process is in preparation for broadcast burning a larger area at a later time. Smoke may be present ...

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