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Series of Brush Fires Flare Up Near Mariposa, Raymond

MARIPOSA — Several brush and vegetation fires flared up Thursday afternoon near Mariposa and Raymond. A vegetation fire that started about 1 p.m. north of Mariposa between Silva and Ashworth roads forced a temporary closure of Highway 49. Cal Fire also responded to reports of three other small fires in the area near the landfill, including one near Mykloaks Road. ...

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Car Fire Briefly Closes Beasore Road in Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — A rare Lotus sports car burst into flames this afternoon, temporarily halting traffic on Beasore Road. The incident occurred Thursday at about 1:40 p.m. According to initial reports, a 60-year-old Oakhurst man was driving northbound on Beasore at McCloud when he noticed smoke coming out from under the hood of his 1984 Lotus Turbo. The driver stated ...

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Fast-Moving Blaze Guts Structure, Car in YLP

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — A fast-moving fire at a property on North Dome Drive scorched a garage, house and car before firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze Friday afternoon. The cause of the fire, which broke out about 3:30 p.m. at 31207 North Dome Dr., remains under investigation. The fire is believed to have started in the garage near ...

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Vehicle Fire Spreads To Vegetation Near O’Neals

O’NEALS — Firefighters quickly got a handle on a fire in the O’Neals area on Sunday that reportedly started when a motorhome caught fire. Just before 10:30 a.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a motorhome fire at the corner of Highway 41 and Road 200, near the park and ride. A family of four from Sanger driving northbound on ...

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Gaines Fire: Morning Update

Fire repellent air drop

MARIPOSA:  The Gaines Fire, which began earlier yesterday in Mariposa County, has so far burned 1300 acres. Containment is at 15 percent. Per the Mariposa County Sheriff’s office, there is an evacuation advisory for the following locations: Pendola Garden Rd. Corbett Creek Gold Dust Lane Old Toll from Hornitos to Pendola Gardens Rd. Hwy 49 from Bear Valley Rd. to ...

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Gaines Fire: Evening Update

Helicopter dropping water on Gaines fire.

MARIPOSA:  The Gaines Fire, which began earlier today in Marioposa County, has so far burned 1300 acres. Containment is at five percent. There is an evacuation advisory for the following locations: Hwy 49 from Bear Valley Rd. to Pendola Gardens Rd. Bear Valley Rd Hwy 49 to Hunters Valley Road. Corbitt Springs. At this time, the following resources have been ...

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Mariposa Hit By Second Vegetation Fire In Two Days

Mariposa fire.

MARIPOSA – Emergency fire crews have responded to a new vegetation fire burning at Mount Gaines Road and Bear Valley Road in Mariposa County this afternoon. UPDATE:  Bear Valley Road closed from SR-49 to Mt. Gaines due to the Gaines Fire. Fire advisement (potential for evacuation) has been issued for the following locations: Pendola Garden Rd. Corbett Creek Gold Dust ...

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Thursday’s Hunter Fire In Mariposa Grows To 423 Acres Before Being 100% Contained By Fire Crews

Hunter fire, as seen from a distance.

MARIPOSA – Crews responded to a vegetation fire burning at Bear Valley Road and Cotton Creek Road, near Snelling, in Mariposa County yesterday afternoon. The fire grew to 423 acres before being contained by fire crews. Fire fighters were first called out at about 2:15 p.m yesterday afternoon. Multiple agencies responded, including Cal Fire and the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit. Also dispatched ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Counties

MARIPOSA – After another wet winter and above average snow pack, 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 ...

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