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Update On The Oakwood Fire 10 AM Tuesday

MADERA COUNTY — Resources continue to be released from the Oakwood Fire, which started on Saturday, June 10, and burned along both sides of Highway 41 in the Rocky Cut area. The fire is now 95 percent contained, and with the most accurate mapping, the final estimate of the size is 1,431 acres. There are now just 13 personnel assigned ...

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Update On The Oakwood Fire 7 PM Monday

MADERA COUNTY — The Oakwood Fire, which started on Saturday, June 10, at about 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Roads 209 and 406, is holding at 1,450 acres, and is now 85 percent contained. The containment estimate does not mean there is only line around 85 percent of the fire, but rather that officials are 100 percent confident in ...

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Update On Oakwood Fire 11 AM Monday

MADERA COUNTY — The Oakwood Fire, which started on Saturday, June 10, at about 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Roads 209 and 406, is holding at 1,450 acres with 75 percent containment. A quick-moving storm brought rain and wind to the burn area yesterday evening. Crews continue to strengthen firelines and do mop-up of hot spots within the perimeter. ...

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Update On The Oakwood Fire

MADERA COUNTY — As firefighters continue to strengthen firelines and work hot spots in the interior of the Oakwood Fire, Cal Fire has updated the estimated acreage to 1,450 acres with 75 percent containment. The Incident Commander has received word from the Emergency Command Center that there is a weather system moving in that will likely bring wind and rain ...

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Highway 41 Reopens Through Oakwood Fire Area

MADERA COUNTY — Highway 41 will be reopened through the Oakwood Fire area at 6 a.m. this morning, after a 13-hour closure. The roadway was closed between Road 200 and Highway 145 at about 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon after the fire jumped the highway and smoke reduced visibility to about 40 feet. The Oakwood Fire started just before 1:30 p.m. ...

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Oakwood Fire Jumps Highway 41, Burns Past Rocky Cut

MADERA COUNTY — The Oakwood Fire, that started just before 1:30 p.m. this afternoon on the west side of Highway 41, has now jumped to the east side of the roadway, forcing the closure of the highway. Cal Fire confirms that the fire is now 600+ acres with 25 percent containment. At about 4:45 p.m., CHP implemented a hard closure, ...

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Highway 41 Closed Due To Smoke From Oakwood Fire

MADERA COUNTY — CHP is reporting that Highway 41 is being closed down between Road 200 and Highway 145 due to dense smoke from the Oakwood Fire. Smoke is blowing across the roadway, creating visibility problems and dangerous conditions for the public. Motorists are being diverted northbound at Highway 145, and southbound at Road 200. As of 4:45 p.m., the ...

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Oakwood Fire Still Growing In Size In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — The Oakwood Fire, burning just west of Highway 41 off Road 209, is now estimated at 100 acres with 50 percent containment. The nearest address is 40988 Oakwood Road. (see map below) The fire was dispatched at 1:22 p.m., and reported at about 20 acres when the first firefighters arrived at scene. There are currently 22 engines, ...

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Vegetation Fire Burning Near Road 209 In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire burning along Road 209 near Road 406. At 1:22 p.m., seven engines, two ground crews, one water tender and a dozer were dispatched to the area near 40988 Oakwood Road, west of Highway 41 and south of Road 200. The Battion Chief first on scene reported the fire burning ...

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Cal Fire Trains For Upcoming Fire Season At Eastman Lake

MARIPOSA — Over 100 firefighters from the Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit participated in live fire training at Eastman Lake this week, ahead of what is sure to be a challenging fire season. The training was held May 22 and 24 as one component of Cal Fire’s summer preparedness drill, and included 25 engines, 4 crews and 2 dozers, along with ...

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