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Fire Mapping System Helps Residents Prepare for Fire Season

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Fire season is upon us and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the community of valuable informational resources available to them in the event a fire breaks out near their property. We encourage you to take all warnings and orders seriously, as not adhering to these instructions can lead to injury or death. Please ...

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Free Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Coming to Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — On Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 8 a.m. to noon, there will be a free hazardous waste drop-off at Yosemite High School, located at 50200 High School Road, in Oakhurst, CA. This drop-off is for Madera County residents only. Businesses will not be accepted. Acceptable Items Include AEROSOL CANS AMMONIA-BASED CLEANERS ANTIFREEZE BRAKE FLUID BATTERIES CELL PHONES COMPUTERS DEODORIZERS ...

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CAL FIRE to Conduct Vegetation Management Training Burn

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MARIPOSA — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Madera- Mariposa -Merced Unit will be conducting a vegetation management training burn on May 25, 2022. The vegetation management burn will take place on the Grupe Ranch located on Oak Grove Road. The prescribed fire will consist of burning 313 acres of annual grass, oak woodland, and sparse ...

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Prep for Fire Season With Defensible Spaces Around the Home

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MOUNTAIN COMMNUNITIES — Yosemite National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior want you to prepare for what is very likely to be a long and dry summer. There are many steps you can take NOW to prepare your home for the upcoming fire season. Consider the following ways you can protect you and your family this summer, such ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Multiple Counties

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MARIPOSA — California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring ...

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Traffic Advisory: One-Way Traffic on State Routes 49 & 140

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations on State Routes 49 and 140 next week in Mariposa County. Route 49 • One-way traffic control from Moccasin Creek to Bear Valley Road for drainage work beginning Monday, May 16, through Friday, May 20, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Route 140 • One-way traffic ...

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BBB Warns Baby Formula Shortage Leads to Potential Scams

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FRESNO — Shortages in the supply of baby formula are leading new moms and dads to find other ways of finding the much-needed item – and risking themselves to potential online scams. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is taking proactive measures to increase supply to help ease the shortage. According to the 2021 BBB Scam Tracker Risk ...

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Public Meeting to be Held by Madera LAFCO on May 25th

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Notice of Public Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Madera Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), Madera, California, will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 3 p.m. to discuss the following: Municipal Service Review (MSR) of all the special districts within the Communities of Bass Lake and North Fork and nearby Residential Developments. A Municipal Service ...

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FCFA Providing Free Wood Chipping for Fish Camp Residents

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FISH CAMP — The Fish Camp Fire Association is funding a free chipping program for Fish Camp residents that includes brush, limbs, and small trees. This program is designed to help you (or someone you’ve contracted) clear a 100′ space around your home (or to your property line). This includes fuel ladders and small trees. 2022 Chipping Dates for Fish ...

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Traffic Advisory: One-Way Traffic on State Routes 49 & 140

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations on State Routes 49 and 140 next week in Mariposa County. Route 49 • One-way traffic control from Hirsch Road to Brooks Road for tree work from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10, 2022. • One-way traffic control from Allred ...

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