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Yosemite Fires Continue To Burn

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Several fires continue to burn in Yosemite National Park (YNP) including the Red and Rodgers Fires which have been burning since the beginning of August. The park also has several lightning caused fires that are all less than 1/4 of an acre and contained except one fire, The Empire Fire. Current Fire Activity As of Friday, September 16, ...

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Red Cross Hosting Fork Fire Recovery Event

NORTH FORK — The American Red Cross, Central California Region is hosting a Recovery Event for community members impacted by the #ForkFire. The event will take place tomorrow Wednesday, September 14th from 10 am to 2 pm at the North Fork Rancheria Community Center, 56900 Kunugib Way, North Fork, CA. 93643 Red Cross caseworkers will be onsite to assist individuals with ...

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Fork Fire And Yosemite Lightning Fires

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The fall season in the Motherlode area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains often brings relief in the form of cooler temperatures, shorter days and an end to fire season. For Mariposa and Eastern Madera Counties this is not the case just yet. The Fork Fire and several lightning caused fires in Yosemite National Park continue to burn in and ...

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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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