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School Fire In North Fork Now 90 Percent Contained

NORTH FORK – The School Fire, burning on the northeast corner of the intersection at Roads 274 and 225, is now 90 percent contained. The fire was reported at 5:24 p.m. yesterday afternoon and firefighters had stopped the forward progress by 6:47 p.m at just over 12 acres. No structures were lost or damaged, and no injuries reported. The fire ...

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Roadways Reopen As Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On School Fire

NORTH FORK — Roads 274 and 225 in North Fork will reopen at 9 p.m. after a 3-hour closure to allow access to equipment and firefighters battling the School Fire. All mandatory evacuations have been lifted, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Road 230 in to the Rec Center will also reopen, but this is still an active fire, and heavy ...

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School Fire Burning In North Fork On Road 230

NORTH FORK — Firefighters are on scene of a fire burning on the northeast corner of Road 225 and Road 274 in North Fork. The fire was reported at 5:24 p.m., and has been dubbed the School Fire. The fire started on the top of the hill between Road 230 and Road 274, just north of Road 225 (see map ...

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Forward Progress Stopped On Cornerstone Fire Near YLP

COARSEGOLD – Quick work by firefighters saved the homes of several residents along Road 400 on the west side of Yosemite Lakes Park this afternoon. At 3:48 p.m., resources were dispatched to the fire on Cornerstone Court off of Road 400. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about 1/2 acre with a moderate rate of spread, burning ...

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Cause Of Deadwood Fire Determined By Cal Fire

OAKHURST – The cause of a fire on Deadwood Mountain on July 4th that caused the total destruction of a home has been released by Cal Fire. The Deadwood Fire, which was reported at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, and was caused by “unattended cooking,” according to Cal Fire investigators. No one was injured in the fire, and ...

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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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