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Body Of Woman Swept Away In Mariposa Floods Located

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has announced that human remains found near the Bear Reservoir have been identified as Carol Brown, 72, of Catheys Valley, who was swept away during the massive flooding in March. Mariposa Sheriff‘s Search and Rescue along with several additional agencies have continued to search for Carol Brown since she was reported missing on ...

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Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Fire Near Bootjack

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Crews responded to a vegetation fire south of Bootjack this afternoon, just off Oak Grove Road. At 1:09 p.m., several reports came in to 911 of a column of smoke on Sharp Road, but after some revisions to the exact address by reporting parties, the fire was located in the 3600 block of Ramblin Road. A full ...

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All Fireworks Are Illegal In Mariposa And Eastern Madera Counties

MARIPOSA – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) would like to remind Eastern Madera and Mariposa County residents of the fire danger and use of illegal fireworks. All fireworks, including “Safe and Sane,” are illegal in Mariposa County as well as all areas east of the Madera Canal in Madera County. Public displays will be available ...

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Summer Solstice Brings Rising Temperatures

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Here we go! Summer officially kicks off at precisely at 3:07 a.m. PDT on Thursday, June 21, with solstice, marking the point during the year when the sun takes its most northerly path across the sky. Summer solstice is the longest day of the year, with the shortest night, and at noon your shadow will also be the shortest of ...

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Will You Be Notified In The Event Of A Wildfire?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality, the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, and the large number of fires already this season, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera and Mariposa Counties – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera ...

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Update On The Wheeler Fire Near Coulterville

COULTERVILLE – Firefighters have made excellent progress on the Wheeler Fire, burning in northern Mariposa County near the community of Coulterville. The fire is holding at 115 acres and is now 95 percent contained. There are currently 19 engines, 15 crews, 3 water tenders and 2 dozer assigned to the incident. Firefighters continue to do mop-up, reinforce firelines, and patrol ...

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Cal Fire Suspends Burn Permits In Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties

MARIPOSA  – After another wet winter, 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 Area of Madera, Mariposa and ...

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Firefighters Make Good Progress On The Boyer Fire

MARIPOSA – Firefighters continue to make good progress on the Boyer Fire, which is burning in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. It is now 75 percent contained and more accurate mapping now estimates it at 53 acres. The fire started yesterday just after 1:30 p.m. at the end of Boyer Road and forced evacuations in the Lush Meadows area. ...

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Boyer Fire Is Now 60 Percent Contained

MARIPOSA – Crews made good progress overnight on the Boyer Fire, which is burning in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. It is now 60 percent contained at an estimated 75 acres. The fire started yesterday just after 1:30 p.m. at the end of Boyer Road and forced evacuations in the Lush Meadows area. Residents were allowed to return home ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Boyer Fire In The Lush Meadows Area

MARIPOSA – Evacuations have been lifted on the Boyer Fire, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. This is still an active fire and suppression equipment is still in the area, so please drive with caution. The fire is burning in the Bootjack/ Lush Meadows area and was reported just after 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. It quickly grew to about ...

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