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Fire Danger In The Foothills

MARIPOSA – Walk around your house, imagine a wildfire heading to your house, are you prepared? Will your house survive? Do you have an evacuation plan for your family and your pets? If the answer is no, please take the time to create a plan, share it with everyone that lives in your home. Remember – get ready, get set, ...

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Mariposa Sheriff Searching For Rape Suspect

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Martin Guerrero Jr., 42, of Catheys Valley, and is seeking the public’s help in locating him. Guerrero is wanted by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office for rape, sodomy, felony domestic violence with serious injury and false imprisonment.

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Fire On Wells Road Quickly Suppressed

COARSEGOLD – Firefighters made quick work of a blaze on Wells Road this afternoon, knocking it down and stopping the spread in less than an hour from the time of dispatch. At about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, Bill Imrie and his wife saw smoke coming from a property nearby, and called 911.

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Lilley Fire Update

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Crews continue to work on the Lilley Mountain Fire, shoring up fire lines and dealing with hot spots. As of 3 p.m. on Monday, May 20, the fire is 80% contained, according the Cal Fire spokesperson Karen Guillemin. “We will have crews on scene the rest of today and through the night, then two engines and ...

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Lilley Mountain Fire Chars 91 Acres, One Home Lost

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – For the second time in as many days, firefighters were called out to a blaze in the YLP area, this one dubbed the Lilley Mountain Fire. At 3:07 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, Mariposa Command Center began dispatching engines, water tenders, dozers and crews to an area along Road 400, a mile south of Yosemite Springs ...

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Fire On Revis Drive Burns Close To Homes

COARSEGOLD – When a fire broke out on Revis Drive in Yosemite Lakes Park today, those nearest the blaze called 911. But first they called the guy across the road. Kevin Olsen says he heard a crackling noise behind his house, and thought perhaps it sounded like a deer rubbing its antlers against something.

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Three Car Accident On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – An accident on Highway 41 today just south of Coarsegold, blocked traffic during the busiest part of the day, and slowed things down for about an hour. All three vehicles involved were driven by Coarsegold residents, and all three were transporting children, according to the CHP.

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Driver Crashes Then Walks Away

NORTH FORK – Shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, someone rolled a Honda Civic on Road 225 near the Vipassana Center, and then left the scene. Residents in the area heard the crash and called 911. The husband went out to the road, and found the driver, seemingly disoriented, wandering in the roadway near the vehicle.

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Sheriff's Office Honors Employees Of The Year

MADERA COUNTY – Two members of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office have been selected as employees of the year for their dedication and service to the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Madera County in 2012. Deputy Sheriff Richard Gonzales was tapped “Deputy of the Year.” It is the second time for Deputy Gonzales to be recognized for his outstanding ...

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