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Early Morning Fire On Jean Road West

OAKHURST – Residents along John West/Jean Road West were awakened once again in the early morning hours to the sounds of fire engines rumbling by. At 12:46 a.m. on Monday, July 7, a full wildland dispatch was called up for a fire on Jean Road West at Scott Road. Neighbors who saw the flames alerted others who began spreading the ...

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Fire Restrictions On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest will be implementing forest-wide fire restrictions. Higher fuel temperature, dry fuel conditions, severe drought, and an increase in fire activity on the forest and nationwide has led to this decision. Restrictions are in place in all areas on the Sierra National Forest, including the wilderness. Campfires and barbecues are only allowed in developed campgrounds ...

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Quick Work By Neighbors Saves Cascadel Home

NORTH FORK – Quick thinking and some cool heads probably kept a structure fire in the Cascadel Woods area from turning into a disaster. Marie and Chris Iden were loading a bar-b-que into a pickup with the help of friend Simon Elman at about 1:35 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, when Simon’s ever-present scanner crackled to life with a report ...

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Fire Closes Road 621 Near Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – A fire burning on Road 621 near Ahwahnee is causing officials to call for the closing of the road to allow safe, clear access for fire equipment to the scene. According to radio traffic, one structure has been lost. The fire then spread to the wildlands, burning about one acre before crews stopped the forward progress. Two other ...

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Fire Near Lush Meadows Winding Down

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a fire that destroyed a home on Old Mill Road in Mariposa County today. The fire was reported just after 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 15, as a structure fire. The blaze then spread to the surrounding vegetation, and threatened several other homes in the area.

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Fire On Old Mill Road In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A fire burning near the end of Old Mill Road off E Westfall and Triangle Road is proving a challenge for firefighters. The fire was reported just after 10 a.m., and at that time a mobile home was fully involved. The flames have spread to the surrounding vegetation and there are reportedly propane tanks on the property ...

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Haigh Fire 100% Contained

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Haigh Fire, which started on Tuesday, June 10, off Highway 49 north of Coulterville, has now been declared 100% contained. The fire was stopped at 130 acres, and crews continue to do patrol and mop up. No structures were damaged or destroyed during the incident, and only one minor injury was reported.

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Vegetation Fire Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – Firefighters responded to a report of a vegetation fire just off Road 200 south of North Fork this afternoon. Just before 2:30 p.m. on Friday June 13, engines headed for what was dubbed the Bonnie Fire, making their way down a narrow dirt driveway just across from Maranatha Drive.

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John West Neighborhood Takes Action

OAKHURST – Residents in the John West Road, Jean Road East/West area aren’t fooling around when it comes to fire safety this season. After a couple fires that many residents consider “suspicious” in their neighborhood over the past few weeks, they are banding together to create a phone tree to alert each other should the need arise.

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John West Neighborhood Takes Action

OAKHURST – Residents in the John West Road, Jean Road East/West area aren’t fooling around when it comes to fire safety this season. After a couple fires that many residents consider “suspicious” in their neighborhood over the past few weeks, they are banding together to create a phone tree to alert each other should the need arise. Tomorrow evening, Friday, ...

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