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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Counties

MARIPOSA – After another wet winter and above average snow pack, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility ...

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Supervisors OK $708K ‘Build Out’ at Government Center

CHOWCHILLA — At their Aug. 6 ‘On the Road’ board meeting, held Tuesday evening at Fairmead Elementary in Chowchilla, Madera County supervisors approved a $708,600 plan to “build out” about 3,600 square feet of unfinished space on the third floor of the Madera County Government Center. The so-called “tenant improvements” will result in the creation of new office space for ...

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Garbage Truck Collides With Power Pole

Wishon – Cal Fire responded this morning to reports of a single vehicle accident involving an Emadco garbage truck colliding with a power pole on Cedar Lane and Sierra Linda Drive in Wishon. First responder was Cal Fire’s Engine 4275, who reported a broken power pole leaning against some overhead wires and arcing into a tree. No road blockage reported. CHP ...

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Identity Of Yosemite Accident Victim Released

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office on Monday confirmed the identification of a 21-year-old man who died in a July 31 accident at the base of Bridalveil Fall. Mariposa County Assistant Coroner Andrea Stewart identified the man as Lucian Miu, a Romanian tourist visiting the park. Miu sustained major injuries after a fall last Wednesday, according to ...

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Vehicle Overturns, Briefly Blocking Traffic on Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – An overturned vehicle briefly blocked traffic on Highway 41 this afternoon. Just after 1:30 p.m., CHP and EMS responded to reports of a vehicle accident near Highway 41 and Road 406, a few miles north of the Valero gas station near Rocky cut. According to CHP, the woman, age and name unknown, suddenly drove off the road and ...

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Tree Work Delays, Detours Traffic On Road 274

BASS LAKE — Residents and visitors traveling along the north shore of Bass Lake will want to be aware of traffic delays and temporary road closures as crews continue work to reduce the number of hazard trees along the route. The Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, with the United States Forest Service and Madera County Road Department, have announced they ...

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Yosemite Commemorates World Ranger Day

YOSEMITE — The men and women who protect Yosemite were recognized Wednesday during a ‘World Ranger Day’ celebration held at the national park. Officials hosted the annual event to honor park rangers worldwide who’ve lost theirs lives in the line of duty. The ceremony also recognizes current park rangers who form the so-called ‘Thin Green Line’ in state and national ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 28

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 22 to Sunday, July 28, 2019. Oakhurst coroner’s case On Tuesday, July 23 at 5:11 a.m. MCSO was called to a coroner’s case on a resident in a home on Highway 49. The death appeared to be natural. Oakhurst found property ...

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Man Rescued After Fall At Willow Creek

BASS LAKE — A dip in the water turned into a trip to the hospital for a visitor to a creek near Bass Lake this weekend. Just before 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a report of a subject who slipped and fell in the area of Angel Falls along Willow Creek near ...

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