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Dove Fire Now 50 Percent Contained

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Crews continue their suppression work on the Dove Fire, burning in the Jerseydale area of Mariposa County. The fire is now reported to be 50 percent contained and holding at just over 70 acres, according to the Incident Commander. The fire, which started just after noon on Tuesday, June 7, is burning on the Sierra National Forest, ...

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Two Fires Burning In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Just after noon today, reports began coming in of a fire in the Jerseydale area of Mariposa County, just north of Bootjack and Darrah Road near the Jerseydale Fire Station north of Wild Dove Lane. Once the first personnel arrived at scene, they reported the fire at about one-half acre, burning in heavy timber with lots of ...

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Video Shows First Moments Of Dove Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — SNO reader Brian Bissmeyer was standing at the Jerseydale Fire Station as smoke from the Dove Fire was billowing up from the mountain in the early moments of the incident. Brian sent us this 50 seconds of video footage from before any response was in the air. As of 4 p.m. there are 100 personnel assigned to ...

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Bass Lake Home Destroyed By Fire

BASS LAKE — A resident who has lived at Bass Lake for nearly 25 years lost a house in a fire today. If ever there were an upside to such an event, it is that the house that burned was a rental property; and the home he shares with his wife next door was spared as firefighters kept the flames ...

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House Fire At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Multiple crews, engines, and water tenders are responding to a fully involved house fire in a two-story home on Chickadee. CHP is closing down Road 432 between the Pines Resort and Road 331. UPDATE at 12:50 p.m. — Road closure moved to between Idyllwild and Deer Lane. UPDATE at 3:45 p.m. — Roads remain closed.   For ...

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Chevron Fire Was Caused By A Vehicle

COARSEGOLD – The fire dubbed the “Chevron Fire” that snarled traffic on Highway 41 near Road 417 yesterday was caused by a vehicle, according to Cal Fire investigators. Pieces of a catalytic converter that had come apart were found along the roadway at the five different ignition sites. As the converter broke apart, super-heated fragments were spewed out into the ...

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Vegetation Fire On CA-41 At Road 417

COARSEGOLD — Crews were called out to a report of a vegetation fire on Highway 41 at Road 417 just north of the Chevron Gas Station at 2:40 p.m. today. The first engine on scene reported the fire at about one acre, burning in grass. A wildland dispatch was called out including engines, water tenders, two air tankers, one helicopter, ...

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Fire Near O’Neals Destroys One Home

O’NEALS — An estimated 39 acres were burned and several structures lost when what started as a vegetation fire closed Road 211 in the O’Neals area this afternoon. Just before 3 p.m., Vanessa Sammons was checking on her cows at an address between Hildreth Road and Sierra Oaks Lane when she saw a fire burning near the house on the ...

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Single-Vehicle Crash Sparks Fire Near Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters and aircraft responded to reports of a fire caused by a non-injury motor vehicle accident in the Raymond area today. At about 10:15 a.m., a Saturn Vue crashed off the roadway, igniting a vegetation fire on Road 400 near Road 406 just south of Hensley Lake. Engines were dispatched, along with a water tender, dozer, two crews ...

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Unsung Hero Saves Family From House Fire

NORTH FORK — When a fire destroyed a mobile home in North Fork last Friday, everyone was very lucky to have gotten out alive and unscathed. However the real story of how that happened and who was responsible for saving six lives is just now being told. It was just after 10 p.m. on May 20, and Zachary Zukovsky was ...

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