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Two Fires Burning Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – The fierce lightning storm that hammered the area last night sparked two fires when trees were struck by lightning on Peckinpah Mountain. The Cascadel Fire has been contained at two acres, burning in conifer and brush. Crew 195 from Minarets Workstation has the blaze under control, and is in the process of mop-up. The Whiskey Fire, in ...

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Cal Fire Answers Questions On Rural Fire Fee

SACRAMENTO – As the State’s Fire Prevention Fee continues to be implemented, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is providing property owners multiple resources to answer their questions about the fee. This outreach effort is being implemented as a result of Assembly Bill X1 29, which was signed into law July 7, 2011 establishing a fee ...

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20-Acre Fire Closes John West Road

OAKHURST – A fire burning along John West Road this afternoon caused the road to be closed for about six hours as over 200 fire personnel, along with their engines, crew buggies, water tenders and dozer transport trailers blocked both lanes. The fire was reported at 1:34 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, burning in grass, brush and trees on the ...

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Stories From The Aspen Fire – The Plan

HUNTINGTON LAKE – Why didn’t they put this thing out right away? Why was it so many days with 0% containment? Are they really trying to get this fire handled, or just letting it burn on purpose? Those are some of the questions people have been bandying about, and when I visited the Aspen Fire Camp last Friday, I was ...

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Stories From The Aspen Fire – The Camp

HUNTINGTON LAKE – So what do you do when you have over 2,000 people, all working on a dangerous, complex and widely dispersed project, and you need centralized organization and coordination? You build a city, of course. The Incident Command Post (ICP) for the Aspen Fire is exactly that, a tiny city spread across what is generally the parking lot ...

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When Lightning Strikes

COARSEGOLD – “I could have lost my house. It was pretty damn scary.” Those are the words of Rebecca Jones, who experienced something most of us never will… we hope. On the evening of Monday, July 22, when a treacherous Sierra thunderstorm threw down enough bolts of lightning to start 15 fires in the area (including the still-burning Aspen fire), ...

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Keeping Busy With Fingers Crossed

BASS LAKE – When we caught up with Taylor Brown, he was busy at Bass Lake, cleaning up the day use areas along the shore. But his regular gig is Camp Host at the Mammoth Pool Campground. When the Aspen Fire blew up on Wednesday, Taylor, an employee of California Land Management (CLM), was notified by Forest Service personnel that ...

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Helicopters To Stage At Old Mill Site

NORTH FORK – Residents in the area will be hearing the sounds of helicopters taking off and landing at the Old Mill Site over the next few weeks. The Community Development Council (CDC) has entered into an agreement with the US Forest service to allow them to use the property for staging helicopters for use on the Aspen Fire burning ...

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HJTA Wins Partial Victory Against Fire Tax

SACRAMENTO – Attorneys for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) had their day in Superior Court on Friday, July 19, to argue against the State’s response to their lawsuit fighting the so-called Rural Fire Fee. HJTA has always held that the fee is actually an illegal tax, requiring a two-thirds vote of the Legislature, and filed suit to have it ...

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Fire In North Fork Near Transfer Station

NORTH FORK – A small vegetation fire that started along Road 274 near Road 225 yesterday was contain and controlled in short order, and is under investigation. At about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, Tim Maynard was walking along Road 274 just west of the 3-way stop at Road 225, when he saw someone flick something out the window ...

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