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Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation Seeks Support

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation is seeking support to help with the efforts of the MCSO team working the Creek Fire. With the difficult and exhaustive work our Sheriff’s department is doing to help all of our citizens and communities. Any and all help is appreciated. Please click on the link below to help with the efforts of ...

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California Fire Updates: More Than 7,900 Wildfires Since the Beginning of the Year

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 21, 2020 – Firefighters continue to battle 27 major wildfires in California, as well as one extended attack wildfire. With over 19,000 firefighters on the front lines, crews continue to gain ground on these fires. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 25 new initial attack wildfires across the State, all of which were quickly contained. Since the beginning of ...

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Creek Fire: Making Headway

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 21, 2020 –  The current hot and dry weather pattern will continue with mild winds that will moderate fire behavior and provide firefighters an opportunity to continue implementing their fire abatement plans. The Creek Fire is currently 27% contained and has now burned 278,368 acres with more than 3100 personnel diligently fighting for 100% containment. Fire ...

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Yosemite National Park Remains Closed

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Sept. 20, 2020 – Yosemite National Park remains closed due to hazardous air quality. However, park through roads are now accessible for vehicular traffic. Limited services are available throughout the park. Visitors should be prepared to drive through without stopping. Accessible roads open include the Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41), the El Portal Road (continuation ...

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250 Marines and Sailors Join Creek Fire Efforts

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 20, 2020 –  250 Marines and Sailors with the 7th Engineer Support Battalion from Camp Pendleton, California are beginning a 2-day field training today to reinforce the recent classroom orientation for new firefighters. The trainers are experienced wildland firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service. 278,368 acres have burned ...

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Creek Fire Update –

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Sept. 19, 2020 – After strong wind activity last night the weather influences will be calm the next several days with traditional terrain driven winds. Upslope winds could be gusty in the canyons depending on smoke with gusts up to 15 mph and maxing out at 20 mph on the ridges from the southwest. Overall, ...

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Milder Weather Aiding Fire Crews Fighting California Fires

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 19, 2020 – Over 19,000 firefighters continue to battle 27 major wildfires in California, as well as one extended attack wildfire. Milder weather is helping the fire fight as crews continue to gain ground on many of the major incidents. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 22 initial attack wildfires across the State, all of which were contained quickly. ...

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Forest Service Opens Access to Some National Forests

VALLEJO – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces increased access to some National Forests in California beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The prohibition of the use of any ignition source on all National Forest System lands (campfires, gas stoves, etc.) throughout California remains in place. Nine National Forests in California remain closed: Angeles NF, Cleveland ...

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