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Two YLP Residents In Custody On Arson Charges

COARSEGOLD – After two months of residents in the Revis Drive area feeling terrorized by what many were convinced was an arsonist, two of their neighbors have been taken into custody. When a fire dispatch came in at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, it was for the seventh fire on the cul-de-sac since May, with engines staging at ...

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Fire Burns Near Rivergold School In YLP

COARSEGOLD – The all too familiar sound of sirens and helicopters filled the air again on Sunday, June 23, as yet another fire burned in the Yosemite Lakes Park area. At about 3:30 p.m., engines were dispatched to Road 400, across from Rivergold School, for a fire burning on the south side of the road.

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Carstens Fire Update

MARIPOSA – Extensive mop-up operations are underway at the Carstens Fire that burned 1,660 acres in the Midpines/Jerseydale area. The fire is 75% contained as of 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, and patrol of the fire lines continue.

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More Areas Reopen For Evacuees Of Carstens Fire

MARIPOSA – Sheriff Binnewies announces the following areas are scheduled for re-entry for those who have been evacuated due to the Carstens Fire: Beginning at 4 p.m. this afternoon, Thursday, June 20, the Carter Road and Buckingham Mountain Road areas will open to residents only.

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Update On Carstens Fire Re-Entry Schedule

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has released new information on the schedule for re-entry for those who have been evacuated due to the Carstens Fire. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, June 19, the Jerseydale/Mariposa Pines area and Triangle Road between Highway 140 and Darrah Road will open to residents only.

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Some Residents Can Return Home Near Carstens Fire

MARIPOSA – As of Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m., officials are reporting that the Carstens Fire is 40% contained. The fire has burned 1,888 acres and no structures have been damaged. Over 1,000 residents were asked to evacuate the area. There are still over 1,100 firefighters, 62 fire engines, 16 dozers and 30 law enforcement officers assigned to the ...

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Sheriff Seeks Public's Help Re: Ignition Of Carstens Fire

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for any information about the unattended campfire that investigators believe may have started the 1,800+ acre Carstens fire in the Midpines/Jerseydale area. The fire started on Sunday, June 16, just after 2 p.m., and has caused wide-spread closures and evacuations, with some 1,000 people being displaced from their homes.

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Unattended Campfire The Cause Of Carstens Fire

MIDPINES – Cal Fire is reporting that the cause of the Carstens wildfire near Midpines was an unattended campfire. The huge fire, which started on Sunday afternoon, has now burned over 1,600 acres and forced the evacuation of 1,900 residents from about 800 homes.

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Lushmeadows Now Being Evacuated For Carstens Fire

MARIPOSA – Over 800 firefighters continue battling a large wildfire in the Jerseydale area north of Mariposa today, dealing with steep terrain, tinder dry brush and narrow access roads. Crews continue to roll into staging areas, and air tankers and helicopters worked overhead all day making water and retardant drops on the flames.

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Update On Carstens Fire North Of Mariposa

MARIPOSA – Update – On Sunday, June 16, at 11:30 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office issued an evacuation order due to the unpredictability of the Carstens Fire. Cal Fire has initiated the evacuation order for the residents on the northeast side of Triangle Road between Highway 140, extending to Darrah Road. Earlier in the day, at 7:50 p.m., Cal ...

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