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Help For Families Displaced By Junction Fire

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson wants to make sure Oakhurst residents, who suffered damage or total loss, know there is help available to them through the Red Cross. Next week Red Cross staff will be in Oakhurst assisting families impacted by the Junction Fire. Be sure to bring identification that verifies your address.

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Fire Alarms Sound At Wasuma School

AHWAHNEE – Students arriving at school this morning in Ahwahnee, after an unplanned vacation due to the Junction Fire, were temporarily displaced once again when fire alarms sounded. Just before 8 a.m. this morning, a report came in of a burning smell and alarms going off at the Wasuma Elementary School. Firefighters were immediately dispatched and arrived on scene within ...

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Fire Damages House On Road 620

OAKHURST – A home on Road 620 was badly damaged this evening when a fire, not at all related to the Junction Fire, broke out in the living room. A full wildland and structure dispatch was called up when reports came in about 7 p.m. of smoke at a residence just off Highway 41.

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Highway 41 Reopens Through Oakhurst

OAKHURST – CHP is advising that Highway 41 through Oakhurst has been reopened to all traffic, residents and businesses. The road was closed yesterday afternoon as the Junction Fire burned across the highway and forced the evacuation of major parts of Oakhurst and the surrounding area.

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Update on Junction Fire in Oakhurst

OAKHURST – UPDATE 5:25 p.m. – The following MANDATORY EVACUATION NOTICE has been issued for the residents in the area of Road 222 and Highway 41, the fire is coming in your direction. Please evacuate to the Oakhurst Community Center using the following route. East on Road 222 to Road 426 use Road 426 into the Oakhurst Area. The Junction ...

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Squirrel Takes Out Power, Starts Fire Near YHS

Submitted by Diane Mello OAKHURST – Members of the Hillsborough Neighborhood Watch group are feeling like a lucky bunch today. Around 7:30 a.m., they experienced an area-wide power outage and began investigating the issue. Driving through their neighborhood, contacting each other in person and through their established fire call telephone tree list, they determined a small grass fire had started ...

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Family Loses Home To Fire On Cinder Lane

OAKHURST – Just after 10:30 p.m. last night firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire on Cinder Lane just behind the Sierra Senior Center. Though Madera County Fire Engine #12 was on scene within minutes of the dispatch, the home was nearly fully involved by the time they arrived.

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French Fire Management Returned To Local Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – With the French Fire now 95% contained, and crews being demobilized at a rapid pace, the Type 2 Management Team has officially transferred control to the Bass Lake Ranger District as of the 6 a.m. briefing today. USFS Battalion Chief Charlotte Jordan will head up the Type 3 team who will manage the incident to its ...

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Fire Winding Down As French Town Pulls Up Stakes

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – As the French Fire nears total containment, the Incident Command Post (ICP) at the Old Mill Site in North Fork is about to be being dismantled. The new ICP will be located at the Minarets Work Center, where crews will be stationed near the area that does not yet have secured firelines. The fire is 90% ...

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Photos Of Campgrounds After The French Fire

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – We are getting our first look at the aftermath of the French Fire, thanks to Dirk Charley, Forest Public Affairs Officer on the Bass Lake Ranger District. Dirk took a drive up the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, and brought back these photos of Rock Creek and Fish Creek Campgrounds and Mile High Vista. Those who love ...

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