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Firefighters Save Homes Before Fire Has A Chance To Start

NORTH FORK — Firefighters from the Rancheria Cal Fire Station in North Fork played a different kind of role in fire protection last Thursday when their sharp situational awareness headed off what could have led to disastrous results. Just after 12:30 p.m. Engine 4255 had made its way to the end of Duke Road just off Road 200 and was ...

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Crews On Scene Of Longview Fire In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Crews are currently on scene of a fire burning in vegetation in the 30000 block of Longview Lane in Coarsegold, at the intersection of Longview and the Flying O Ranch Road. Evacuation warnings have been issued for residents two miles on either side, immediately east and west of the fire. The Longview Fire was called in just after 1 p.m. today, and ...

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Winding Fire Quickly Doused In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Multiple engines and firefighters are currently on the scene of a commercial structure fire at Oakhurst Storage, located at 40820 Winding Way. The fire started in an office building for the storage company and no storage units were involved in this incident. The fire was reported at 11:20 a.m. As of now, ten engines, one water tender, thirty-five ...

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Evacuations To Be Lifted On Fork Fire

NORTH FORK — Crews make good progress on the Fork Fire last night, completing dozer line around the entire perimeter, save a few spots that were too steep to access. In those small areas, hand line was dug to tie everything in. The fire was last estimated at just over 38 acres, and is now 40 percent contained. Though there ...

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Firefighters Make Amazing Stop On Fork Fire

NORTH FORK — Just a few days after the one-year anniversary of the start of the Willow Fire, that scorched over 5,700 acres near North Fork last summer, residents were put on edge once again as a fast-moving fire threatened over 200 homes. Just before 6 p.m., reports began coming in of a structure fire in the Old Mill Housing ...

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Evacuations Ordered In Fork Fire

NORTH FORK — Just before 6 p.m. today crews were called out to reports of a structure fire that had spread into the vegetation on Road 225 in North Fork, where power lines are down. The three structures where the fire began have been lost and 200 structures are threatened. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for residents of the Mill Compound, Douglas Ranger Station, Cascadel Road, ...

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Driver Arrested For DUI After Crash Starts Fire

O’NEALS — What started as a response for a vegetation fire in O’Neals early this morning ended with an arrest for DUI. Firefighters were called out just before 3 a.m. for reports of the “side of the mountain on fire” just east of the Spring Valley School in O’Neals on Road 200. The first engine at scene reported about two ...

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Vegetation Fire Threatens Structures In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Crews rushed this afternoon to the scene of a grass fire burning on Hidden Knolls Road just south of Road 415. At 1:18 p.m. the first engine on scene reported the Knolls fire at about two acres, burning in grass with a moderate rate of spread. As resources continued to arrive, reports came in of structures threatened and vehicles involved. CHP and ...

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YHS Graduate Dies While Battling Wildfire

OAKHURST — Friends and family, and the entire fire service family, are mourning the loss of a private bulldozer operator who was killed while fighting a large wildfire in Monterey County on Tuesday, July 26. The man has been identified as Yosemite High School graduate and Friant resident Robert Reagan III, age 35, according to Cal Fire. Cal Fire is ...

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Wildfires Affecting Air Quality In Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — Smoke from the Soberanes Fire burning in Monterey County is affecting air quality in locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Sierra, warns the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Unusually high particulate matter and ozone levels throughout the area are prompting Air District officials to issue a health cautionary statement Valley-wide. The wildfires ...

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