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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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Smoke From The Lions Fire Impacts Central Sierra

CLOVIS – Residents of the mountain area have been greeted the past two mornings with an orange haze and the smell of smoke, though there is no active fire in the immediate area. The smoke is coming from the Lions Fire, which started on the Sierra National Forest around June 1 as a lightning strike, and is burning near the ...

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Yep, These Guys Are Good; Hold Fire At Less Than 1/3 Acre

NORTH FORK – Firefighters quickly contained a vegetation fire just off Road 223 this afternoon, stopping it before any structures were damaged. At 5:18 p.m., the lookout at Shuteye reported a column of smoke in the Goat Mountain area. Though the fire was dispatched on Northridge Road, the exact location was called in by neighbors who live along Pine Oak, ...

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Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Fire Near Bootjack

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Crews responded to a vegetation fire south of Bootjack this afternoon, just off Oak Grove Road. At 1:09 p.m., several reports came in to 911 of a column of smoke on Sharp Road, but after some revisions to the exact address by reporting parties, the fire was located in the 3600 block of Ramblin Road. A full ...

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Will You Be Notified In The Event Of A Wildfire?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality, the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, and the large number of fires already this season, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera and Mariposa Counties – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera ...

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Update On The Wheeler Fire Near Coulterville

COULTERVILLE – Firefighters have made excellent progress on the Wheeler Fire, burning in northern Mariposa County near the community of Coulterville. The fire is holding at 115 acres and is now 95 percent contained. There are currently 19 engines, 15 crews, 3 water tenders and 2 dozer assigned to the incident. Firefighters continue to do mop-up, reinforce firelines, and patrol ...

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Cal Fire Suspends Burn Permits In Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties

MARIPOSA  – After another wet winter, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, Mariposa and ...

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Fire Near Coulterville Forces Evacuations And Road Closures

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Wheeler Fire, burning in the Wheeler Gulch Road area of Mariposa County, prompted evacuations and warnings, and the opening of a Red Cross Center. Just before 12:30 p.m., 911 received several reports of smoke south of Highway 132 near Lake McClure (see map below for general location). When Air Attack arrived overhead, the fire was estimated ...

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