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Health Caution: River Fire Smoke Creates Impact Across Valley

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY – The District is issuing a health caution to all San Joaquin Valley residents as the River Fire in Mariposa County is causing smoke impacts in the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and the Valley portion of Kern. The health caution will remain in place until the fire is extinguished. The District ...

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River Fire Evacuation Center In Mariposa

MARIPOSA – On Sunday, July 11, the Red Cross of the Central Valley opened a Resource Center at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the River Fire in Mariposa and Madera counties. Red Cross volunteers continue to be on site providing safe shelter, meals, water and health services to evacuees impacted by this ...

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Red Cross Opens Temporary Shelter

The Red Cross of the Central Valley has opened a Temporary Evacuation Point for victims of the River Fire. NORTH FORK – The Red Cross of the Central Valley has opened a Temporary Evacuation Point at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338) for residents affected by the River Fire in Mariposa, CA. Red Cross volunteers will ...

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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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Sierra Ambulance: The Biggest Bang for Your Buck in Eastern Madera County

THIS JUST IN:  Information received from Madera County regarding the proportion of our population indicates an even greater need to take advantage of Sierra Ambulance’s service. Per information provided by Robert Macaulay, Chief of Staff to Tom Wheeler, Madera County District 5 has the highest concentration of both elderly and disabled.  Nearly 20 per cent of our population is age ...

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Sugar Pine and Cedar Valley Public Lands Stewardship Project Beginning Soon

Hazardous Fuels Reduction on Sierra National Forest Lands NORTH FORK –  Work on the Sugar Pine and Cedar Valley Public Lands Stewardship Project is set to begin in early July, beginning with the Cedar Valley area near Oakhurst, CA. This 345-acre project is made possible by a Shared Stewardship initiative with the Bass Lake Ranger District of Sierra National Forest, CAL ...

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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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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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