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Update On Haigh Fire Near Coulterville

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters made good progress overnight on the Haigh Fire, burning north of Coulterville off Highway 49 and Haigh Road. Fire officials report 75% containment on the 130-acre blaze, which was reported on Tuesday, June 10, and minimal growth and fire activity since last evening. The smoky conditions experienced yesterday by residents in Eastern Mariposa and Madera Counties ...

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Lightning Sparks Fires On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Last night’s spectacular lightning storm let U.S. Forest Service firefighters know they would likely be busy today. There were 173 confirmed lightning strikes across the Sierra National Forest, sparking some 10 fires, according to SNF Headquarters. The Cattle One Fire, burning on the Bass Lake Ranger District just below Clover Meadow, was reported by the lookout ...

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Fire Near Coulterville Now Over 100 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A fire burning near Coulterville off Highway 49 at Haigh Road has now grown to 111 acres, and is causing smoky conditions in Eastern Mariposa and Madera Counties. The Haigh Fire, which was reported at 3:11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, is 20% contained, and is burning in heavy brush. Cal Fire is reporting that extreme temperatures ...

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Evacuation Orders Lifted For Valley Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has announced that all evacuation orders and advisements have been lifted from the Valley Fire. The fire started on Friday afternoon, June 6, and is burning near Hunters Valley Road and Firehouse Road northwest of Bear Valley. Residents will need to show identification to return to the area.

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Update On Hunters Valley Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Fire crews worked through the night to gain 50% containment of the now 90-acre Valley Fire, burning in the Hunters Valley area of Mariposa County. The fire, which was reported on Friday afternoon, June 6, is burning near Hunters Valley Road and Firehouse Road in the Bear Valley area. CHP is in the area for traffic control, ...

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Evacuation Order For Hunters Valley Due To Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A 40-acre fire burning in the Hunters Valley area of Mariposa County has prompted an evacuation order. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued an alert and evacuation order from the 7900 block of Hunters Valley Road to Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley Rd from Hunters Valley Road to the 4400 block / top of the ridge ...

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Hunters Fire Full Containment Expected Today

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Activity on the Hunters Fire is winding down, and Cal Fire expects to have full containment by 6 p.m. today. The fire, which started on Monday, May 26, burned 667 acres in and around the Hunters Valley Recreation Area just south of Lake McClure in Mariposa County. As of 8 a.m. on Monday, June 2, the fire ...

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Hunters Fire Nearly Contained

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Activity at the Hunters Fire is winding down. Crews are being released and the fire is now 80% contained at 677 acres. Firefighters continue to mop up, patrol, and perform fire suppression repair. Evacuation orders were lifted for residents at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28. There are no evacuation centers open at this time. Currently 764 ...

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Engines Respond To Fire On Jean Road

OAKHURST – Residents were understandably nervous this evening as fire trucks wailed through their neighborhood on John West Road. Just before 6 p.m., a call came in of a reported vegetation fire on Jean Road West. Engines from Madera County Fire, Cal Fire and Sierra National Forest were dispatched along with dozers, water tenders and aircraft.

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Size Of Hunters Fire Downgraded

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Crews have made progress on the Hunters Fire and fire officials report that the blaze is now 40% contained. Total containment is estimated on June 2. They have also reduced the reported acreage to 677 due to more accurate mapping. The fire was reported on Monday, May 26, burning near Lake McClure in Mariposa County.

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