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Help For Those Affected By Courtney Fire

POT LUCK DINNER Neighbors helping neighbors: Shannon Cole and others are organizing a potluck dinner for Courtney Fire area residents and responders on Sunday, Sept. 21, starting at 5 p.m. at the Oakhurst Elks Lodge, located at 42484 Road 41 in Oakhurst. The Elks have donated the facility, explains Shannon.

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Courtney Fire Update Tuesday 7PM

OAKHURST – The Courtney Fire is now 50% contained at 320 acres. As of 6 p.m. tonight, the evacuation order has been lifted for residents along Summit Drive and Skyline Drive, and on Road 222 along the south shore of Bass Lake. Other evacuations remain in place, and Road 426 is still closed between Summit Drive and Road 223.

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Miller's Landing Hosts BBQ For Courtney Fire Families

BASS LAKE – In light of the Courtney Fire that has devastated the Bass Lake area, Miller’s Landing will not be having their end of the season party and fireworks display scheduled for this Friday, Sept. 19. Instead, Miller’s will be hosting a Tri –Tip BBQ for the families that have lost their homes or been affected by the fire, ...

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Courtney Fire Evacuees Meet With Fire Officials

OAKHURST – Residents evacuated from their homes due to the Courtney Fire gathered this morning at the Oakhurst Community Center to hear from Cal Fire and the Madera County Sheriff’s Office about when they might be able to enter the burn area, and what to expect next. Battalion Chief Troy Cheek acknowledged those who had cleared defensible space, but said ...

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Mopup Continues On Courtney Fire

OAKHURST – Crews made excellent progress on the Courtney Fire overnight, holding it at 320 acres and achieving 40% containment. There is a line around the entire fire, including hose lays, but the containment estimate includes only those lines that are deemed to be totally secure.

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Evacuations Lifted For Some Along Road 426

OAKHURST – Evacuation orders are being lifted for some residents in the Courtney Fire area. As of 6 p.m. today, residents along Road 426 between Courtney Lane and Suncrest Drive can return to their homes with identification. The area is still closed to the public. Residents who live along Road 426 between Suncrest Drive and Road 223 will not be ...

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Count Of Homes Lost To Courtney Fire Rises

OAKHURST – Damage assessment on the Courtney Fire got underway today, and new numbers are coming out about the property damaged or destroyed. It is now reported that 33 residences have been lost to the fire, and 4 suffered damage. In addition, 28 outbuildings were destroyed and 6 were damaged, along with 13 vehicles that were totally burned and 2 ...

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Courtney Fire Update 10AM Monday

OAKHURST – The scene in the Bass Lake Heights neighborhood is one of devastation after the Courtney Fire roared through Sunday afternoon. The 320-acre blaze moved quickly through the narrow streets of Pine, Oak, Cedar, Manzanita and Balsam Drives, and along Road 426 as it raced toward Bass Lake, destroying 21 structures.

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Courtney Fire Devastates Neighborhood

OAKHURST – The Courtney Fire, which started on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 1:36 p.m. has now burned over 320 acres with an estimated 20% containment. The fire started on Courtney Lane, just off Road 426, and quickly spread north and east, racing through the tinder-dry grass and brush toward the Bass Lake Heights neighborhood at the top of Road 426.

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Courtney Fire Now Over 320 Acres

OAKHURST – The Courtney Fire was reported on Sunday, Sept. 14, just before 2 p.m., and started in a residential neighborhood on Courtney Lane off Road 426. The current estimate is that 320 acres are burning in the Bass Lake Heights area east of Oakhurst, and down to the south shore of Bass Lake. Firefighters were immediately sent into neighborhoods ...

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