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House Fire At Bass Lake Closes Road 432

BASS LAKE – A house fire on Road 432 closed the roadway in both directions this morning as firefighters worked in the pouring rain to extinguish the blaze. Just after 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, crews responded to a report of a chimney fire at a lake-side home on Bass Lake, about a mile south of Road 222.

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Embers Spark Fire Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – A fire that threatened a home near North Fork today was another reminder of just how dry conditions are. A homeowner on Wild Rose Lane, just off Douglas Ranger Station Road, did what she would normally do in a normal winter – she took her woodstove ashes and dumped them on the ground out by the pen ...

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Update On Fire Burning Near Nipinnawasee

MARIPOISA COUNTY – The strange sight of a wildland fire putting up smoke in January greeted residents this morning during their morning commute. What has been named the Windsong Fire was reported this morning at 2:45 a.m. Cal Fire engines were the first on scene, though the fire is burning on Sierra National Forest land in Mariposa County.

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House Fire Sends One To Hospital

COARSEGOLD – A house fire just south of Coarsegold caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage, and destroyed more than half of the residence. Just after 9:30 p.m on Wednesday, Jan. 15, firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire about 1/2 mile up Hogans Mountain Road off Highway 41.

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Debris Burn Ends With Call To Firefighters

COARSEGOLD – Today provided another testament to just how dry the conditions are in the mountain area, even though it’s mid-January. A debris burn on Rock Creek Road, just off Road 416 south of Coarsegold, ignited more than just a brush pile this afternoon, burning about 1/4-acre before firefighters got it under control. The call came in at about 3:23 ...

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Firefighters Respond To Blaze Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – Though it’s January and one might think there are no fires in the winter, fire danger is still high throughout the mountain area. That was proven last night when a fire broke out near a home on Oak Leaf Way near North Fork. Just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, Cal Fire Command Center received a ...

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Fire Spreads From Burn Pile On Road 426

OAKHURST – When a burn pile was lit off by a resident on Road 426, the fire didn’t confine itself to the pile of leaves and debris. Just after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, engines responded to a report of smoke just west of Oak Ridge Drive near the Llama Ranch on 426. The fire spread to adjacent vegetation ...

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Mariposa County Fire Dept. Honorees

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Fire Department would like to say “Thank You!” to all the businesses who provided donations and support to the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic held on Oct. 13. “Thanks to everyone who came out to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic,” say organizers. “We had beautiful weather, good food, and lots of fun to share with our family ...

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Woodstove Starts Fire In Terri Lane Home

OAKHURST – Firefighters were prepared this evening for a particular type of call. With temperatures dropping, and homeowners lighting the first fire of the season in the woodstove, there was the potential for a structure fire. Just before 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct 28, the call came in for a fire at a home on Terri Lane just east of ...

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Fire Near Oakhurst Park Out On Arrival

OAKHURST – A fire that started behind the Oakhurst Community Park on Sunday, Sept. 29, may have put up a lot of smoke, but was quickly extinguished by those on the scene. Around 8 p.m., a full wildland fire dispatch was called up when reports came in of a fire burning near the river in Oakhurst. Those first on the ...

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