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Red Cross Moves Oak Fire Evacuation Shelter

MARIPOSA—The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at Mariposa Elementary School (5044 Jones Street, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the Oak Fire in Mariposa. Red Cross volunteers will provide safe shelter, water, meals and additional resources to evacuees. Due to the dangerous pace of the wildfire, we are relocating the shelter for the ...

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Traffic Advisory – Mariposa County

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MARIPOSA COUNTY –  The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations next week on State Routes 49, 132, and 140 in Mariposa County. Work is scheduled as follows: Route 49 One-way traffic control from Tiptop-Usona Road to Brooks Road for tree work beginning Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. One-way ...

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Firewise Workday Turns Into True Test Of Brains And Courage

BASS LAKE — As the heart of fire season ensues, and rural California is once again faced with the continued consequences of increasingly high record-breaking temperatures, seasonal droughts, and poorly managed forests, our local community is reminded of the importance of maintaining a Firewise and fire-safe environment in the home, neighborhood, and general community.  Though this may often present difficulty, ...

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Woman Drives Off Highway 49 Into Ravine

MARIPOSA COUNTY–A woman drove off an embankment on Highway 49 in Mariposa County at approximately 2:00 am on Thursday morning, 7.21.2022. The accident occurred in a remote area between Mariposa and Coulterville on the Bagby Grade. A small group was doing research in a creek that runs into the Merced River near Bagby and while walking up the dry creek ...

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Washburn Fire Update with Tentative Reopening for South Entrance to Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire has been burning since July 7th, 2022, in Yosemite National Park (YNP) near the Mariposa Grove. The fire is currently 4,856 acres and 58% contained. There is 1330 total personnel on the fire. Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41 into Yosemite) between the South Entrance and Yosemite Valley will tentatively reopen to visitors on Saturday, July ...

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Evacuation Shelter Opens For Agua Fire

MARIPOSA— The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Road, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the Agua Fire in Mariposa. Agua Fire Information: Click link for Details https://evb.gg/n#f3llllrrmq6 Evacuation Order: All of Agua Fria Rd and Gold Leaf Rd Fire Advisement Area: ( This is not an evacuation order, it ...

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Two Weekend Medical Rescues

MADERA COUNTY–Excessive heat, dehydration, and hikers falling ill kept Madera County Sheriff’s and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) busy over the hot weekend. Rescue #1 Rainbow Falls On Friday afternoon, July 15, 2022, Madera County Sheriff’s Sgt. Roussell and Deputy Vermeulen were on patrol in the Eastern Madera County area when they were dispatched to a possible medical aid at Rainbow ...

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Traffic Advisory – Mariposa County

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One-way Traffic Control on State Routes 41, 49 and 140 MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltans) will perform various operations next week on State Routes 41, 49 and 140 in Mariposa County next week. Work is scheduled as follows: Route 41 One-way traffic control from Fish Camp Lane to Summit Camp for utility work from 8:00 a.m. ...

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Fire Alert; Bass Lake Heights

BASS LAKE — Report of a fire near Bass Lake near roads 426 and 223, across from the Bass Lake CAL FIRE station. Because of the proximity to Goat Mountain, the fire was named The Goat Fire. Crews were on the scene immediately listing the potential for a 1/2 acre burn scar. Firefighters had a hose laid down within 15 ...

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