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A Vehicle Is The Cause Of The Fork Fire

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The Power and The Fork Fires Were Started by Vehicle NORTH FORK – Peace Officers with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) and Fresno-Kings Unit (FKU) determined the Power and Fork Fires were vehicle-caused. CAL FIRE FKU and MMU responded to the Power Fire near Powerhouse Road and Auberry Road in Fresno County ...

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Fork Fire Community Meeting and Update

NORTH FORK–The Fork Fire is on its fourth day of burning and firefighters both in the air and on the ground are gaining in the battle to control the fire. What started as 4 roadside fires on Wednesday, September 7, 202, has now burned 819 acres. The firefight is being led by CalFire’s Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Unit. CAL FIRE ...

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Containment Grows On The Fork Fire

NORTH FORK–The Fork Fire is on its third day of burning and firefighters both in the air and on the ground are gaining in the battle to control the fire. What started as 4 roadside fires on Wednesday, September 7, 202, has now burned 819 acres. The firefight is being led by CalFire’s Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Unit. The Fork ...

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Traffic Advisory Along State Route 140 in Mariposa County

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Caltrans Conducting Roadway Repair Project Along State Route 140 in Mariposa County MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a pavement rehabilitation project next week on State Route 140 from the Mariposa/Merced County Line to approximately 1 mile east of Trower Road in Mariposa County. Approximately 24 miles of roadway will be ground and then overlayed ...

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Three Search And Rescue Calls Sunday

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MADERA COUNTY–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is reporting three separate search and rescue calls on Sunday, 9.4.2022. Beginning at 8:35am with the first call and the final call coming in at 4:00pm, conditions all day were considered extreme due to excessive heat. Rescue #1 Lost Hiker at Devils Slide At 8:35am on Sunday 9/4/22, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received ...

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Red Cross Opens Evacuation Center For The Fork Fire

NORTH FORK-The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at the Oakhurst Community Center (39800  Fresno Flats Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644). A map of current evacuations is available here. Small animals can go to the Oakhurst Community Center  at 39800 Fresno Flats Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644 and large animals can go to the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds at 44777 Rodeo Grounds Ln, ...

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PG&E Urges Customers to Conserve Power Through 9 pm Today

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The California Independent System Operator Continues to Monitor Electricity Demand and Will Determine Whether Rotating Outages Are Needed  OAKLAND — With high temperatures continuing across California and the West, the state’s grid operator has directed utilities including Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to prepare for possible rotating power outages due to the potential for electricity supply on the larger ...

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Measure T Citizens’ Oversight Committee Releases 2021 Annual Report

MADERA – The Measure T Citizens’ Oversight Committee, responsible for ensuring that the Measure T half-cent sales tax revenues and expenditures are administered and spent as promised to the public, is pleased to announce the findings for the fiscal year 2021 Measure T compliance audits. The Measure T financial statements for the fiscal year 2021 were audited by an independent firm ...

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Jenkins To Run For Yosemite School Board Area 5

OAKHURST — Today, in the foothills of Eastern Madera County, Carrie Jenkins announced her candidacy for governing board member of the Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) Area 5. She is running in order to serve and advocate for the students and families of the Yosemite Unified School District. Carrie Jenkins is motivated by her belief that thoughtful and strategic investments ...

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Friday

HANFORD—The National Weather Service Hanford Office has extended The Excessive Heat Warning for the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County desert, Sierra foothills, Yosemite Valley, Kern River Valley, and Coastal Range until 8 PM PDT Friday evening. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot weather will occur. Heat related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat ...

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