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Crews On Scene Of A Fire In The Bootjack Area

MARIPOSA — Just before noon today, firefighters responded to a reported vegetation fire in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. At 11:45 a.m., crews were dispatched to the end of Ramblin Road near Mt. Lilac Road, including engines from Cal Fire and Mariposa County, two hand crews from Mt. Bullion, Helicopter 551 out of Yosemite, plus Air Attack and an ...

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Vehicle Fire Spreads To Vegetation Near Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters quickly got a handle on a fire in the Raymond area that reportedly started when a motorhome caught fire. Just before 1:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a motorhome fire at an address on Eagle Drive just off Road 600. The first unit at scene reported the vehicle was fully involved and would be a ...

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Fire On Road 600 Between Ahwahnee And Raymond

AHWAHNEE — Firefighters made quick work of a fire reported near the address 36976 Road 600 in the Ahwahnee area. Just after noon today, a full wildland dispatch was call out to an “unknown type fire” in the area. A column of smoke was also seen by a lookout nearby. Resources from Cal Fire, Madera County Fire and the Sierra ...

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Crews Respond To Vegetation Fire South Of Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters responded this morning to a vegetation fire burning just south of the community of Raymond. At 11:25 a.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a fire on Road 600 near Road 407. Nine engines, two hand crews, one dozer and a water tender responded, along with Air Attack, two air tankers and two helicopters. The first unit ...

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Fire Destroys Motorhome In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A motorhome was completely destroyed in a fire just off Road 425B in Oakhurst this morning. Just before 6:30 a.m., firefighters were called out to to reports of a motorhome on fire in a driveway at the end of Chapel Hill Drive. The first unit on scene reported the vehicle fully engulfed in flames, and incoming crews were ...

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Fire Burning Southwest Of Raymond

MADERA COUNTY — Firefighters are on scene of a fire burning southwest of Raymond, and smoke can be seen from miles around. The fire was reported by the Eastman Lake Ranger just after 4 p.m., somewhere west of Road 29, and north of Avenue 26. Ten engines, two ground crews, two dozers, a water tender, air attack and a helicopter ...

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Madera County Invites Input On Hazard Mitigation Plan

MADERA COUNTY — The public is invited to participate in updating the plan to deal with the next disaster in Madera County. The County is partnering with incorporated communities, districts and others to develop an update to their 2011 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Floods, drought, wildfires, earthquakes and severe weather are just a few of the natural hazards we face, ...

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Railroad Fire Nears Full Containment, More Crews Released

OAKHURST — The Railroad Fire continues to hold at 12,407 acres and is now 98 percent contained. Activity is winding down at the Incident Command Post at the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, and there will be a lot of work done to return the park to its pre-fire condition once the fire camp has been fully dismantled. Demobilization continues as ...

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Railroad Fire Transitions Back To Local Management Team

OAKHURST — As activity winds down on the Railroad Fire, crews continue to be demobilized to return to their home units or be made available for other fires in the region. The fire is still holding at 12,407 acres and is now 87 percent contained. The Railroad Fire will transition to a local Sierra National Forest Type 3 management organization ...

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Update On The Railroad, Mission, Empire And South Fork Fires

CENTRAL SIERRA — Here is an update on the four major fires burning in our area as of this morning. The Railroad Fire has not grown over the past 24 hours, and is holding at 12,407 acres. It is now 80 percent contained. There were no crews on the fireline last night. Thunderstorms brought about a quarter inch of rain over ...

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