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Vegetation Fire Behind Alice’s Cookhouse In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Crews are on scene of a vegetation fire burning on Hartwell Road behind Alice’s Cookhouse just off Highway 41 in Oakhurst. The fire was called in about 12:35 p.m., and first engine at scene reported it at about one-quarter acre burning in grass. Engines from Cal Fire, Madera County Fire and Sierra National Forest were dispatched to the ...

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Fire In North Fork Contained At One Acre

NORTH FORK — Firefighters made quick work of a vegetation fire this afternoon on Kowana Lane just off Road 221 in North Fork. At approximately 3:30 p.m. this afternoon crews were called out to an address at the end of the road where a fire was burning in a pasture next to the house. There was one travel trailer inside ...

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Grub Fire Nears Total Containment

AHWAHNEE — Firefighters are making good progress on the Grub Fire, which is burning along Road 600 south of Ahwahnee. As crews continue to strengthen firelines and do mop-up, Cal Fire is now reporting the fire at 85 acres and 75 percent contained. Resources were dispatched just before 10 a.m. this morning to reports of a smoke on the east ...

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Update On Grub Fire In Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE — Firefighters continue to strengthen lines and work on hot spots on the Grub Fire, burning along Road 600 south of Ahwahnee. The forward progress of the fire was stopped yesterday evening, and it is now 50 percent contained at an estimated 85 acres. The Grub Fire was reported on Thursday, Aug 4, just after 2 p.m., and spread ...

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Crews On Scene Of Rose Fire In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Crews are at scene of a residential structure fire in North Fork. The first firefighters to arrive reported that one home was fully involved and approximately one-tenth of an acre of vegetation was burning. Sierra National Forest personnel were the first ones on scene and started digging a fireline with hand tools around the structure. The fire was first ...

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Fire Burning South Of Ahwahnee On Road 600

AHWAHNEE — Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire on Road 600 just south of Ahwahnee, responding just moments ago. At 2:14 p.m., crews were dispatched to the address of 39420 Road 600. First engine at scene reported the fire at 3 to 4 acres with a moderate rate of spread. Text, email and phone alerts were sent out ...

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Goose Fire Now 65 Percent Contained

PRATHER — Firefighters are making good progress on the Goose Fire, burning south of Prather, which has charred 2,185 acres and is now 65 percent contained. Interior islands and isolated fuels continued to burn and smolder, and firefighters continue to construct and improve containment lines today. Fire suppression repair will also begin today. PG&E has restored power to most of ...

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Some Evacuations Lifted For Goose Fire

PRATHER — Firefighters held the line last night on the Goose Fire, which was reported this morning at 2,020 acres, the same estimate given last evening. The fire is now 30 percent contained. Damage assessment teams are in the area conducting evaluations, and power companies are conducting infrastructure assessment for the feasibility of re-energizing the western portion. Five structures have ...

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Update On The Goose Fire 7PM Monday

PRATHER — Though there was limited growth last night on the Goose Fire due to the hard work of the firefighters on the line and favorable weather conditions, today’s hot temperatures and breezy conditions presented new challenges. The fire grew to 2,020 acres today, and is now 20 percent contained. Firefighters, with the assistance of 12 dozers, continue to built ...

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Cal Fire Suspends Campfires & Outdoor Smoking On SRA

MARIPOSA – Due to the “extreme menace of wildfire and its potential to destroy life, property and natural resources,” Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) Chief Nancy Koerperich has suspended certain activities within the State Responsibility Area (SRA), including campfires and outdoor smoking. Due to current and predicted fire weather, the lack of precipitation, the dryness of vegetation, and the increased fire activity, ...

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