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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 30, 2020 – Over 5,400 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters responded to nearly two dozen new wildfires, all of which were quickly contained. More favorable weather continues will aid firefighters in their efforts towards containment of the on-going wildfires. Weather in Northern California will continue to be warm and very dry, with ...

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Yosemite Fire Updates

YOSEMITE – Oct 30, 2020 – There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park. Each fire is burning in fire adapted ecosystems in Wilderness. Due to the fires there are trail closures in effect. Click here to see map of trail closures. All fires may be visible from Tioga Road (Highway 120 through Yosemite National Park), Glacier Point, and ...

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Supervisor Wheeler to Hold Town Hall Meeting via Zoom

NORTH FORK – Oct. 29. 2020 – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be holding another Town Hall Meeting via Zoom tonight at 5pm. The Town Hall Zoom meeting will start with the County hosting a Creek Fire Town Hall in conjunction with Cal OES and FEMA from 5-6pm then followed by Supervisor Wheeler. The first hour of the Town ...

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Creek Fire Victims Beware of Fraud and Scams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – When natural disasters occur, it is common to find people who want to take advantage of survivors by posing as official disaster aid workers or as relatives trying to help survivors complete their applications. FEMA advises survivors to be aware of fraud and scams. FEMA also encourages them to report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from ...

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Early Morning Crash on 41 Closes Both Lanes

COARSEGOLD – Oct. 29, 2020 – At 7:10 am a three car crash on Hwy. 41 just below Chukchansi Resort and Casino resulted in north and south bound lane closures. According to early reports a male in his 30’s pulled a knife on an employee at a local gas station then fled the scene at a high rate of speed causing ...

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Homeowners and Renters May Apply for Federal Assistance due to Creek Fire

SACRAMENTO – The FEMA Individuals and Housing Program is available to all eligible renters and homeowners in Fresno and Madera Counties who have suffered due to the Creek Fire. Federal monetary awards may help pay for temporary housing and other needs not covered by insurance. The initial rental award is for two months and may be reviewed for further assistance. ...

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California Fire Updates: Red Flag Warnings Have Been Lifted Across California

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 28, 2020 – Red Flag Warnings across the state have been lifted, providing some relief in weather conditions. Nearly 5,000 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California while responding yesterday to 23 new wildfires, and despite Red Flag Warning conditions, all were contained. Seasonable weather conditions will persist across California today, as Red Flag Warnings have ...

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CHP Ramps Up Efforts To Reduce Impaired Driving

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is launching a new education and enforcement campaign to reduce the number of crashes caused by impaired drivers in California. Efforts associated with the yearlong Safer Highways Statewide grant will continue through September 30, 2021. The Safer Highways Statewide grant provides the CHP with funding to conduct additional driving under the influence ...

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California Fire Update

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 27, 2020 – Firefighters across California continue to be on high alert as Red Flag Warnings due to strong winds persist today over much of the State. Over 5,000 firefighters are battling 22 wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 42 new wildfires, even under Red Flag Warning conditions, all but three have been contained. Fanned by ...

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