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Ahwahnee Meadow Prescribed Burn In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 61-acre Ahwahnee Meadow prescribed burn in the coming week. Ignition will take approximately one day and an additional two to four days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in Yosemite Valley. Fire managers are working with the Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District ...

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Nine Wildfires Burning Across California

CALIFORNIA — Over 4,000 firefighters are battling nine large wildfires across California. Yesterday, new fires erupted in Nevada and San Bernardino county. Firefighters are making good progress on both of these fires, while continuing to gain containment on the remaining blazes across the state. Gusty winds and poor humidity recovery, particularly in the Sacramento Valley and foothills, continue in the ...

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Fire Near Bootjack Knocked Down In Minutes

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire just north of Bootjack in Mariposa County. Crews were dispatched at about 2:20 p.m. to reports of a fire burning in the 5600 block of Carleton Road near Morning Star Lane. The first engine at scene reported the fire as a 200×20 foot spot burning along the roadway. The ...

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Forward Progress Of Lush Meadows Fire Stopped

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters quickly got a handle on a vegetation fire in the Lush Meadows area of Mariposa County on Triangle Road this afternoon. Just after 4:30 p.m., reports came in of a vegetation fire burning in the 3500 block of Triangle Road. Resources from Mariposa County, Cal Fire and U.S. Forest Service responded. First engine at scene reported ...

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Vegetation Fire In Lush Meadows Closes Road

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire in the Lush Meadows area of Mariposa County on Triangle Road. Just after 4:30 p.m., reports came in of a vegetation fire burning in the 3500 block of Triangle Road. Resources from Mariposa County, Cal Fire and U.S. Forest Service responded. First engine at scene reported the fire at ...

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People Cause 95 Percent Of California Wildfires

SACRAMENTO – In the past two months, California has experienced a rash of large and damaging wildfires and in almost every single case, the fire was preventable. It’s true — 95 percent of all wildfires are caused by the activity of people! Cal Fire is asking, especially with the holiday weekend, that all Californians do their part now to help ...

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Structure Fire Near Oakhurst Church

OAKHURST — Firefighters responded to a structure fire near the Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church just before midnight on Thursday. At 11:25 p.m., two CHP officers responded to reports of a fire burning in a small building next to the church. Two people who live on the property had seen the flames and called 911, according to the officers. The residents ...

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Firefighters Battle Two Separate Blazes Tonight

MOUNTAIN AREA  — Two separate fires burning miles apart kept fire crews busy this evening in North Fork and Catheys Valley. At 6:47 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire burning on Wind Dancer Way just off Road 235 above Redinger Lake. Cal Fire Engine 4255 was first at scene and reported one 900 sq. ft. structure fully involved ...

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Ten Large Wildfires Burning Across California

CALIFORNIA — Over 12,300 firefighters are battling 10 large wildfires in California. Despite mild temperatures yesterday, dry and gusty conditions allowed for two new fires to spread quickly and force evacuations in Butte and Kern counties. This weekend the weather is expected to remain relatively mild as it has over the past week. Dry conditions will continue in many areas ...

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Cause Of Broken Fire Released

COARSEGOLD – Fire Investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit determined equipment use as the cause of the Broken Fire. The Broken Fire started on July 4, and was caused by a bulldozer striking a rock in dry grass. This fire ultimately burned 102 acres of vegetation north of Coarsegold, near the Broken ...

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