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Early Morning Fire At Cedar Valley

CEDAR VALLEY – A fire that started some time around 4 a.m. on Saturday morning was stopped at less than one-quarter acre thanks to quick response from firefighters and a lot of defensible space by the property owner. Firefighters were dispatched to a home on Lazy Oak Drive, when the homeowner looked out his window and saw flames behind his ...

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Area Blanketed With Smoke From Lakes Fire

COARSEGOLD – As the skies along Road 415 from Coarsegold became hazy, and the smell of smoke permeated the air, residents once again wondered “where’s the fire?” At 1:31 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, the first of dozens of calls began coming in about a fire on Road 400 just south of Road 415.

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Oakhurst Lodge Burns In Early Morning Fire

OAKHURST – Anyone driving through Oakhurst early this morning could not have missed the lights, the sirens and the orange glow near the center of town. Just after midnight on Thursday, May 23, calls began coming in to 911 of a fire at the Oakhurst Lodge on Highway 41.

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Yet Another Fire In YLP On Revis Drive

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – In what seemed like a repeat performance of a dispatch on Saturday, May 18, firefighters once again responded to a fire off Revis Drive in YLP. At about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, crews were called out to a fire burning just feet behind a home at 43114 Revis Circle East.

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Fire Danger In The Foothills

MARIPOSA – Walk around your house, imagine a wildfire heading to your house, are you prepared? Will your house survive? Do you have an evacuation plan for your family and your pets? If the answer is no, please take the time to create a plan, share it with everyone that lives in your home. Remember – get ready, get set, ...

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Fire On Wells Road Quickly Suppressed

COARSEGOLD – Firefighters made quick work of a blaze on Wells Road this afternoon, knocking it down and stopping the spread in less than an hour from the time of dispatch. At about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, Bill Imrie and his wife saw smoke coming from a property nearby, and called 911.

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Lilley Fire Update

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Crews continue to work on the Lilley Mountain Fire, shoring up fire lines and dealing with hot spots. As of 3 p.m. on Monday, May 20, the fire is 80% contained, according the Cal Fire spokesperson Karen Guillemin. “We will have crews on scene the rest of today and through the night, then two engines and ...

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Lilley Mountain Fire Chars 91 Acres, One Home Lost

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – For the second time in as many days, firefighters were called out to a blaze in the YLP area, this one dubbed the Lilley Mountain Fire. At 3:07 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, Mariposa Command Center began dispatching engines, water tenders, dozers and crews to an area along Road 400, a mile south of Yosemite Springs ...

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Fire On Revis Drive Burns Close To Homes

COARSEGOLD – When a fire broke out on Revis Drive in Yosemite Lakes Park today, those nearest the blaze called 911. But first they called the guy across the road. Kevin Olsen says he heard a crackling noise behind his house, and thought perhaps it sounded like a deer rubbing its antlers against something.

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Two Fires In The YLP Area Sunday

COARSEGOLD – A fire that scorched some 36 acres in Yosemite Lakes Park this afternoon has now been contained, according to the Mariposa Command Center. The call came in at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, reporting a fire burning near several homes on Ranger Circle Drive just northeast of the golf course off Yosemite Springs Parkway.

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