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House Fire Sends One To Hospital

COARSEGOLD – A house fire just south of Coarsegold caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage, and destroyed more than half of the residence. Just after 9:30 p.m on Wednesday, Jan. 15, firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire about 1/2 mile up Hogans Mountain Road off Highway 41.

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Debris Burn Ends With Call To Firefighters

COARSEGOLD – Today provided another testament to just how dry the conditions are in the mountain area, even though it’s mid-January. A debris burn on Rock Creek Road, just off Road 416 south of Coarsegold, ignited more than just a brush pile this afternoon, burning about 1/4-acre before firefighters got it under control. The call came in at about 3:23 ...

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Firefighters Respond To Blaze Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – Though it’s January and one might think there are no fires in the winter, fire danger is still high throughout the mountain area. That was proven last night when a fire broke out near a home on Oak Leaf Way near North Fork. Just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, Cal Fire Command Center received a ...

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Fire Spreads From Burn Pile On Road 426

OAKHURST – When a burn pile was lit off by a resident on Road 426, the fire didn’t confine itself to the pile of leaves and debris. Just after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, engines responded to a report of smoke just west of Oak Ridge Drive near the Llama Ranch on 426. The fire spread to adjacent vegetation ...

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Mariposa County Fire Dept. Honorees

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Fire Department would like to say “Thank You!” to all the businesses who provided donations and support to the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic held on Oct. 13. “Thanks to everyone who came out to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic,” say organizers. “We had beautiful weather, good food, and lots of fun to share with our family ...

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Woodstove Starts Fire In Terri Lane Home

OAKHURST – Firefighters were prepared this evening for a particular type of call. With temperatures dropping, and homeowners lighting the first fire of the season in the woodstove, there was the potential for a structure fire. Just before 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct 28, the call came in for a fire at a home on Terri Lane just east of ...

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Fire Near Oakhurst Park Out On Arrival

OAKHURST – A fire that started behind the Oakhurst Community Park on Sunday, Sept. 29, may have put up a lot of smoke, but was quickly extinguished by those on the scene. Around 8 p.m., a full wildland fire dispatch was called up when reports came in of a fire burning near the river in Oakhurst. Those first on the ...

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Fire In Oakhurst Puts Up Lots Of Smoke

OAKHURST – A fire near Pro-Flame Propane on Oak Park Way sent smoke and flames into the skies over Oakhurst today. The report came in at 10:40 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, of a vegetation fire just off Highway 49 behind the Enterprise Center. It may have been strange to see the green Sierra National Forest engines in town, but ...

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Will There Be Logging In Rim Fire Burn?

WASHINGTON, DC – The Restoring Healthy Forests Act, HR 1526, was approved today by the House of Representatives by a vote of 244-173. The measure includes an amendment by California 4th District Congressman Tom McClintock, to allow the burned timber from the 2013 fire areas to be salvaged in an expedited manner. McClintock’s amendment was adopted by a vote of ...

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The Rim Fire – What Comes Next?

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – With full containment of the Rim Fire in sight, and fire activity waning, crews and resources are being demobilized every day. As the firefighters head home, another team moves in to start the next phase of the process.

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