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Bass Lake Ranger District Plans To Initiate Pile Burning

NORTH FORK—Sierra National Forest (SNF) – Bass Lake Ranger District fire personnel are looking to start burning the piles in the Madera County Roads project around the Bass Lake area, with a total of 567 acres. We are planning to start some test fires on January 30, 2023. If ignition proves to be successful, we will continue lighting the piles. ...

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Hwy 140 Remains Closed Due To Rockslides

Image of Rockslide near Briceburg and Yosemite

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: State Route 140 Remains Closed Near Briceburg Due to Rockslide MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has temporarily closed State Route 140 near Briceburg in Mariposa County due to a large rockslide that made the roadway impassable on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Caltrans has initiated an Emergency Director’s Order ...

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Red Cross Opens Two Shelters In Oakhurst And Mariposa

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter has opened two evacuation shelters due to flooding in Madera and Mariposa Counties. Red Cross volunteers will provide safe shelter, water, meals, and additional resources to evacuees impacted by these major storms. Shelter Locations: New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Road, Mariposa, CA 95338) Oakhurst Community Center (39800 Fresno Flats Rd, ...

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Evacuation Order For Bass Lake RV Resort

BASS LAKE — Madera County Sheriff has issued an evacuation order for Bass Lake RV Resort, 39744 Road 274, Bass Lake, due to flooding. There is an immediate threat to life. This is an evacuation order to leave now. The area is closed to public access. Take action immediately. If you require evacuation assistance, call 911. An evacuation shelter is ...

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National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warnings

HANFORD — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Flash Flood Warning for East Central Madera County and Northeastern Fresno County Until 2 PM PST. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for this area until 2:00 PM PST. This is a dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject ...

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Fuel Reduction Continues in Nelder Grove

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST—Sierra National Forest is continuing to reduce the wildfire risk to the Giant Sequoias in Nelder Grove Historic Area. Project work is continuing on multiple fronts within The Grove. In August of 2022, The Sierra National Forest announced the implementation of emergency USDA Forest Service Giant Sequoia Emergency Response in the Nelder Grove Historic Area. You can read ...

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Hazardous Fuels Reduction Work To Begin In Nelder Grove

Nelder Grove Giant Sequoia Stump

Sierra National Forest to Reduce the Wildfire Risk to Giant Sequoias in Nelder Grove Historic Area MADERA COUNTY – The Sierra National Forest announces the implementation of emergency USDA Forest Service Giant Sequoia Emergency Response in the Nelder Grove Historic Area. The objective of this emergency response is to reduce the hazardous fuels and the wildlife risk that currently threatens ...

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Miami Mountain Fire Lookout Needs YOU!

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST—The Sierra National Forest, in conjunction with the Miami Lookout Group, is soliciting for volunteers to staff the Miami Mountain Fire Lookout for the remainder of the 2022 fire season. The opening of the lookout for the 2022 season was delayed 2 months due to damage to the building caused by severe wind storms in 2020 and 2021 ...

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Yosemite’s Washburn Fire Is 97% Contained

YOSEMITE–The Washburn Fire, burning in Yosemite National Park, started the first week of July 2022 and is now entering its 4th week of burning. It is almost completely contained and not expected to spread much further. The fire has burned 4,886 acres and is 97% contained. Visitors and residents have returned to the community of Wawona and access to Yosemite ...

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Hwy 140 Opens Through Mariposa To Yosemite

Hwy 140 entrance to Yosemite National Park

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Hwy 140 through Mariposa County to Yosemite National Park was officially opened at 8 pm on July 26th, 2022. It has been closed since the start of the Oak Fire on July 22. The area is still an active fire area with suppression equipment and personnel so please enter with caution and only if necessary and obey all ...

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