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EVACUATION PREPARATION:  The Time Is NOW!

OAKHURST – It’s not possible to predict when you’ll need to evacuate, but circumstances increasingly dictate that at the least you and your family must be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. Each year our region has suffered serious wildfires, resulting in loss of property with potential for injury or loss of life. Already this year we’ve seen fires ...

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Cooling Centers In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY- With a heatwave coming the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has set up cooling centers for Madera County Residents. The following locations are set-up as Cooling Centers during the summer months. The Centers will be open the days and times of the week as indicated below. Other Centers may be opened on an “as need” basis and will be announced ...

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Mandatory Evacuation Orders For Smalley Fire Near North Fork

All Evacuation Orders For The Smalley Fire Have Been Lifted UPDATE – June 1st, 2021 2:40pm – Warning lifted for Smalley Fire, The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the evacuation warning for Corrine Lake Road, Box Canyon Raod, Tunoi Place, and Road 222 between the County Line ( Kirckhoff Lake) and Corrine Lake Road have been lifted. Exercise ...

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US Forest Service Reminds Visitors To Recreate Responsibly

USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Reminds Visitors to Recreate Responsibly this Memorial Day Weekend This Monday, Memorial Day, as we honor all the heroes who gave their lives in military service to this nation, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region would also like to remind all visitors to plan ahead before visiting one of our 18 National Forests in California. ...

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Safety Doesn’t Take Holidays!

By Judi Hussain For some the world turned upside down last year and only now is beginning to right itself into what may morph into a “new normal.” Some things never change, though. Whether local or visitor, if you’re going to prowl around our mountains, lakes, rivers and trails, make safety your first priority, so it doesn’t become your last ...

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Message from the Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Coordinator for John C. Fremont

For National Wildfire Awareness Month, Nanette Wardle, our Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Manager, asks, when a disaster strikes are you ready? For the past seventy years, John C. Fremont Healthcare District has provided critical emergency and medical care to Mariposa County residents. As the only hospital in the county, we are prepared to address all types of emergencies and disasters. ...

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Madera Firewise Program

Madera Firewise® Program Empowering neighbors to work together to get wildfire ready NORTH FORK – The Madera Firewise® Program provides guidance and a framework for neighbors to work together to become wildfire ready.  With Title III funding from Madera County, Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council (YSRCDC) has partnered with Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD) to re-establish a Firewise® program ...

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Wildfire Preparedness Week

CAL FIRE Urges Personal Responsibility in Protecting Against Wildfire – Do Your Part to Protect Your Community – Create Defensible Space and Harden Your Home “Wildfire Preparedness Week” is May 2-8” Sacramento – Being proactive and prepared for wildfire is crucial to making our communities more resilient to the impacts of wildfire. You can dramatically increase your safety and the ...

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Create Your Defensible Space

CAL FIRE reminds us to “Create Your Defensible Space” as fire season approaches.  Madera-Mariposa-Merced- Recent rains were a welcome sight to drought parched California, but the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) firefighters are not letting their guard down. CAL FIRE’s Defensible Space Inspectors (DSI) will be conducting inspections within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) and enforcing the ...

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Heavy Snow Expected Above 3000 Feet

Today’s expected storm will bring much needed snow to the higher elevations in the Central Sierra Foothills, Southern Sierra Foothills and Central Sierra. Including Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, and Shaver Lake. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for elevations above 3000 feet starting at 4pm today ...

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