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Vegetation Fire Near Redinger Lake

NORTH FORK — Firefighters put a quick stop to a vegetation fire at Redinger Lake late this afternoon, even with the long, winding and narrow road they had to maneuver to get down to the dam/boat launch area. Just after 5:30 p.m. reports came in of a small grass fire near the boat ramp. First engine at scene reported it ...

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North Fork Family Loses Everything In House Fire

NORTH FORK — A family in the Bass Lake Mobile Home park lost everything, including some of their pets, in a fire that destroyed their mobile home last night. Just after 10 p.m. on Friday, a couple and their four children were settling in for the night when a neighbor saw smoke and ran to the house, shouting at them ...

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Crews Tackle Two Vegetation Fires Near Mariposa

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters in the Mariposa area were kept busy today responding to a pair of vegetation fires, with others moving up to cover stations left unmanned when their engines were called out. Just after 3:30 p.m. crews were dispatched to reports of an escaped control burn on Ben Hur Road just south of Mariposa. First engine at scene ...

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Cal Fire Declares Wildfire Awareness Week

SACRAMENTO – After a destructive fire season in 2015, conditions in California are already drying out prompting Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to declare May 1-7, 2016 as “Wildfire Awareness Week.” During Wildfire Awareness Week, Cal Fire is stressing the critical role all Californians play in preparing for fire season now. “The rain we received this winter and spring has ...

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Burning In Mariposa County Now Requires Permit

MARIPOSA COUNTY —  The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced that effective at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 1, all hazard reduction burning will require a permit in Mariposa County. Permits are required year round in Madera County. The following guidelines are required when conducting a hazard reduction burn: Property owners conducting hazard ...

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Prescribed Burn On Kinsman Flat Begins Today

Kinsman Flat burn 2015 - photo US Forest Service

NORTH FORK – The Bass Lake Ranger District has begun ignition on the Kinsman Flat prescribed burn project this morning, Monday, Apr. 4. “The objective of the prescribed burn program is to protect our local communities from wildfire by not only reducing hazardous fuel conditions but by restoring, enhancing and sustaining a healthy forest ecosystem through reintroducing fire as a ...

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House Fire In Oakhurst Displaces Family

OAKHURST — A call-out just after 10 a.m. this morning sent firefighters to a home on Pine Ridge Road where the first engine on scene reported a two-story home with flames showing on the roof. The two young men, ages 22 and 24, who were home at the time say they had put a fire in the woodstove. Some time ...

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Firefighters On Scene At House Fire In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in the Royal Oaks area of town, where the upstairs of a two-story, single-family residence is fully engulfed in flames. The home, which has a shake roof, is located on the northwest corner of Pine Ridge Road and Pine Ridge Way. The call went out at approximately 10:10 a.m. ...

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Cal Fire Already Staffing Up For Fire Season

SACRAMENTO – With spring now taking hold in California, Cal Fire is already staffing up for fire season, while focusing the efforts of its crews on preventing large and damaging wildfires. Recent rains have been a welcome sight to drought parched California, but Cal Fire says their firefighters are not letting their guard down; instead they are training for another ...

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Tree Crashes Onto A House In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Firefighters responded to a different kind of emergency tonight when a large bull pine crashed through the roof of a house. Just before 8 p.m. this evening, Engine 4295 from the Cal Fire Station in Coarsegold was called out for reports of a tree into a house on Douglas Road, just off Wells Road west of Coarsegold. When ...

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