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Safe and Well Registration Website

Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020 – 10:30 am – If you have safely evacuated from the #CreekFire, please consider registering yourself through the American Red Cross Safe and Well website. This public resource allows family and friends to search for you so they can have the peace of mind that you are well. https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/

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Yosemite Alert: Fire Advisory for Wawona

YOSEMITE – FIRE ADVISORY: Wawona residents and visitors should GET SET and prepare their home and family for the possibility of having to evacuate due to the Creek Fire burning on the Sierra National Forest. This incident may require evacuation in 24 hours or more if the threat increases. An evacuation warning means there is a potential threat to life ...

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Fast Moving Creek Fire Now More Than 45,000 Acres

UPDATE – 5:30 pm – An Evacuation Warning has been issued for Sierra Sky Ranch (Road 632) and surrounding area due to Fire. There is a potential threat to life and property. Monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately. Don’t wait for an evacuation order to leave if you feel threatened. Those who require additional time to ...

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Creek Fire/Peckinpah Fire Incident Updates

UPDATE –  6:00 pm The Creek fire has now scorched more than 36,000 acres in less than 24 hours. Many campers have been sheltering in place in and around Mammoth Pool and Arnold Meadow. The campers at Mammoth Pool are reporting that the fire has extinguished itself around them and they feel safe. Still no word on the shelter in ...

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Big Creek Fire Quickly to 2000 Acres

*Update from Fresno County Sheriff Department* Creek Fire Updates The Creek Fire has triggered an Evacuation Warning for all visitors and residents of Shaver Lake, as far south as Littlefield Road off of Hwy. 168. This is in addition to all of the evacuations below.  Access to Shaver Lake is completely closed to the public due to the Creek Fire. ...

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Madera County Elections Department: Be Aware of Misinformation

MADERA COUNTY – Be aware! There is a lot of misinformation being spread on social media, says Rebecca Martinez, Madera County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar. If you have questions about the November Election, Martinez encourages everyone to contact a trusted source like the Madera County Elections Department.  Visit their website at www.votemadera.com or call (800) 435-0509.  They are happy to answer any questions ...

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PG&E Customers Urged to Conserve Energy During Labor Day Weekend Heat Wave

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges its customers to conserve energy during afternoons and evenings over the three-day Labor Day weekend. The state’s grid operator has issued a Flex Alert, based on a forecast of increased power demand due to expected high temperatures. Customers are asked to reduce their energy use from 3 p.m. until 9 ...

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CHP Reminds us Traffic Safety Should Never Take a Holiday

SACRAMENTO – Labor Day typically marks the end of the summer travel period, but 2020 has been anything but typical. Although many Californians may forego the long weekend road trip this year for a staycation, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will still implement its Labor Day Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). The CHP advises all drivers to take precautions that keep ...

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Visitors to the Forest Should Always be “Bear Aware.”

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Bears are attracted to anything scented or edible (such as lip balm, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, sunscreen, insect repellent, etc.) and improperly stored human or pet food and garbage are temptations bears can’t resist. Once bears gain access to food or garbage, they become less cautious of people and may exhibit bold behavior in their search ...

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