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Update On The Fox Fire 6pm Sunday

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Fox Fire, burning just south of Mormon Bar off Highway 49, is now estimated at 24 acres and is 35 percent contained, according to Incident Commander Steve Ward. About 140 personnel are currently assigned to the incident which was reported at 12:10 p.m., on Sunday, June 7, burning near Lookout Mountain Road and Foxfield Lane.

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Fox Fire Prompts Evacuations Near Mormon Bar

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Fox Fire, burning just south of Mormon Bar near Mariposa, has prompted mandatory evacuations on Lookout Mountain, Daffodil and Alamo Creek. No other evacuations are anticipated in the area at this time, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. The fire was reported at 12:10 p.m. today, on Lookout Road near Foxfield Road, and is estimated ...

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Wildfire Near Mormon Bar

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Crews are responding to reports of a wildfire just south of Highway 49 near Mormon Bar. The fire was reported at 12:10 p.m. on Lookout Road near Foxfield Road. First engines on scene reported 10 to 15 acres with a dangerous rate of spread.

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Vegetation Fire Near Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – Firefighters made quick work of a vegetation fire reported just west of Nippanawassee on Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. The first engine on scene of the incident on Back Road, between Metcalf Gap and Crooks Mountain Road, reported the fire at approximately one-half acre, burning in dry grass.

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Vegetation Fire Near Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – A fire along Highway 41 this afternoon, just north of Coarsegold, slowed traffic but didn’t result in any lane closures. At 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, crews, dozers and aircraft were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 41 and Serpa Canyon for reports of a vegetation fire.

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Escaped Burn Pile Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Firefighters responded to reports of an escaped control burn this afternoon on Road 426 near Road 423. At about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, engines were dispatched to an incident that started when a burn pile got out of control about 2 miles east of Oakhurst.

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Another Escaped Burn Calls Out Firefighters

AHWANHEE – Just as firefighters were mopping up an escaped burn fire in the North Fork area, another one got away just north of Ahwahnee. The Ahwahnee incident was located on Crooks Mountain Road, and though it was stopped at one-eighth of an acre, it serves as yet another crucial reminder of the dangerous fire conditions in the mountain area, ...

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Escaped Burn Pile Destroys Outbuilding

NORTH FORK – An escaped burn pile off Road 224 (Bonnie B Road) quickly spread through the dry grass, bolstered by breezy conditions, and destroyed one structure before firefighters got it under control. Just after 1 p.m. on Monday, May 4, dispatch received a report of a vegetation fire, but when firefighters arrived they found one outbuilding fully involved.

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Rim Fire Charges To Be Dismissed Due To Deaths

SACRAMENTO – KCRA in Sacramento is reporting that federal authorities have moved to dismiss the charges against the man accused of starting the devastating Rim Fire because two if the key witnesses in the case have died. Keith Matthew Emerald, 33, of Columbia was charged with igniting the massive fire in that destroyed nearly 257,000 acres near Yosemite National Park ...

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Road 200 Fire Contained

NORTH FORK – Cal Fire is reporting that the vegetation fire that started along Road 200 this evening is now contained at one-and-a-half acres. They anticipate the roadway will be reopened at about 1 a.m. after being closed since 6:30 this evening due to hazardous conditions as crews battled the blaze.

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