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Fire Burning Along Highway 41 Near Tesoro Viejo Development

MADERA COUNTY – Firefighters are on scene of a wildfire burning east of Highway 41 on Road 204 near the new Tesoro Viejo development in the Sumner Hill area. The fire was reported at about 3 p.m., and the first unit at scene reported it at about one acre, burning in light flash fuels with a slow rate of spread. ...

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Fire Destroys Home On Deadwood Mountain Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST – It took nearly an hour for firefighters to gain access to a structure fire burning near the top of Deadwood Mountain south of Oakhurst last night. Just after 9 p.m., people in Oakhurst began calling 911 because they could see flames on the side of the mountain. Eight Cal Fire engines, two dozers, two ground crews and a ...

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Smoke From Fire In Napa County Prompts Health Concerns

MODESTO – Smoke from the County Fire near Napa Valley is affecting air quality in locations throughout the northern and central San Joaquin Valley – notably Mariposa and Merced Counties in our area – prompting local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement Valley-wide. As of this posting, the County Fire has burned over 44,500 acres and is ...

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Triangle Fire Burning In Midpines Area

MARIPOSA — Just after 3:30 p.m. today a full wildland dispatch was called out to a fire burning in the Midpines area. The first engine on scene made access via Allred Road, and reported the fire at 5 to 10 acres in grass and brush with a moderate rate of spread. Two air tankers, two helicopters and Air Attack were ...

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Lions Fire Grows Only A Few Acres Overnight

CLOVIS –  The Lions Fire, burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, spread only slightly to the southwest overnight and is now estimated at 3,007 acres. Winds are expected to be lighter today which may help firefighters with their containment efforts. The fire is now 5 percent contained. Crews continue working on building and securing containment lines primarily along the eastern ...

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Highway 41 In Coarsegold Through Fire Area Reopens

COARSEGOLD – Highway 41 between Coarsegold and Oakhurst has now been reopened in both directions. The roadway was closed just before 4 p.m. this afternoon due to a vegetation fire and the subsequent rollover of a dozer on the fireline. When the road opens, Caltrans will begin by pacing traffic through the area, and it will be open with no ...

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Fire And Dozer Rollover Close Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – Though firefighters have stopped the forward progress of the fire burning on the Veater Ranch north of Coarsegold, Highway 41 remains closed. A slow rollover accident by a dozer cutting fire lines on a steep slope next to the roadway, left that dozer precariously perched above the highway in danger of rolling down. As a matter of public ...

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Fire On Highway 41 North Of Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – Firefighters have been called out for yet another vegetation fire burning along Highway 41 in the Coarsegold area. Highway 41 is currently closed at the Coarsegold Community Center on the south and Road 425C on the north. Just after 3 p.m. reports began coming in to 911 of a fire on the west side of the road, north ...

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Lions Fire Now Nearly 3,000 Acres, Smoke Impacts Central Sierra

CLOVIS – Smoke from the Lions Fire, burning entirely in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, continues to impact the Central Sierra. The lightning-caused fire was detected in early June and has grown to 2,959 acres as of Tuesday, June 26. Firefighters made progress meeting containment objectives on the fire yesterday. It is burning in rugged and inaccessible terrain primarily in the ...

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Two Fires In Coarsegold Area Close Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — Two fires in the Coarsegold area this afternoon forced the closure of Highway 41 between Serpa Canyon and the top of Deadwood, sending locals and firefighters scrambling to douse the flames. At about 2:30 p.m., crews were called out to reports of a fire burning across the road from the Broken Bit north of the village in Coarsegold. ...

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