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Fire On Wells Road Quickly Suppressed

COARSEGOLD – Firefighters made quick work of a blaze on Wells Road this afternoon, knocking it down and stopping the spread in less than an hour from the time of dispatch. At about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, Bill Imrie and his wife saw smoke coming from a property nearby, and called 911.

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Lilley Fire Update

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Crews continue to work on the Lilley Mountain Fire, shoring up fire lines and dealing with hot spots. As of 3 p.m. on Monday, May 20, the fire is 80% contained, according the Cal Fire spokesperson Karen Guillemin. “We will have crews on scene the rest of today and through the night, then two engines and ...

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Lilley Mountain Fire Chars 91 Acres, One Home Lost

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – For the second time in as many days, firefighters were called out to a blaze in the YLP area, this one dubbed the Lilley Mountain Fire. At 3:07 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, Mariposa Command Center began dispatching engines, water tenders, dozers and crews to an area along Road 400, a mile south of Yosemite Springs ...

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Fire On Revis Drive Burns Close To Homes

COARSEGOLD – When a fire broke out on Revis Drive in Yosemite Lakes Park today, those nearest the blaze called 911. But first they called the guy across the road. Kevin Olsen says he heard a crackling noise behind his house, and thought perhaps it sounded like a deer rubbing its antlers against something.

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Two Fires In The YLP Area Sunday

COARSEGOLD – A fire that scorched some 36 acres in Yosemite Lakes Park this afternoon has now been contained, according to the Mariposa Command Center. The call came in at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, reporting a fire burning near several homes on Ranger Circle Drive just northeast of the golf course off Yosemite Springs Parkway.

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Grass Fire On Yosemite Springs Parkway

COARSEGOLD – A small vegetation fire broke out this afternoon on Yosemite Springs Parkway, just south of Copper Creek Drive. Crews were dispatched just after 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 to the fire, burning in dry grass on the west side of the road.

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Cat & Firefighters Save Triplex At Old Corral

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst woman credits her cat with alerting her to a fire in her home on Thursday evening that could have been a disaster for herself and her neighbors. Nancy has been living in her apartment just north of the Old Corral grocery on Road 222 for about 5 years. She was turning in early to prepare for ...

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Wildfire Awareness Week – Are You Prepared?

SACRAMENTO – California has already experienced an increase in fire activity, and to ensure Californians are ready, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has declared May 5-11, 2013 as “Wildfire Awareness Week”. During Wildfire Awareness Week CAL FIRE is reminding residents of the dangers from wildfires and the simple steps that should be followed to prepare and prevent them.

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Cal Fire Announces Burn Restrictions

MARIPOSA – Effective May 1, hazard reduction burning in Mariposa County below 3,000 foot elevation will be restricted to night time burning only between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., says the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU). Burning 4 x 4 piles of brush, leaves, pine needles or other dry vegetation ...

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Fire Burning Near O'Neals

O’NEALS – Crews have been called out to a fire on Road 210 about 3 miles west of O’Neals. The fire, dubbed the Gold Incident, was called in shortly after 1 p.m. this afternoon It is now at 150 acres burning in farm land and up a steep hill. At this hour, the fire is 25% contained. There are several ...

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