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Crews Make Quick Work Of Vegetation Fire Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – Crews responded to a vegetation fire burning along Road 222 just south of Road 200 in North Fork this afternoon, and had it contained within minutes of their arrival. Firefighters were called out at around 5 p.m. to reports of a fire burning about 400 to 500 feet south of Road 200 on Auberry Road. The first ...

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Power Outage Knocks Out Electricity To Thousands In Eastern Madera County

MOUNTAIN AREAS — Two separate power outages knocked out electricity to more than 16,000 PG&E customers in eastern Madera County on Tuesday afternoon. The dual shutdowns happened just before 2 p.m. and reportedly impacted utility customers in the Coarsegold, Ahwahnee, Oakhurst and Wawona areas. Shortly after 3 p.m., PG&E confirmed that power had been restored to 14,000 customers in the ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 15 to Sunday, July 21, 2019. North Fork theft On Tuesday, July 16 at 8:30 a.m. a deputy was contacted by telephone regarding a theft that occurred on Woaka Poyah. The case was suspended due to lack of investigative leads. North ...

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Hillside Baptist’s 11th Annual Shoe Giveaway

NORTH FORK — Once again the generous folks at Hillside Baptist Church will be providing those in need with new shoes just in time for the new school year. On Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Fork, Wishon and O’Neals children who are pre-kindergarten to 12th grade and in need of shoes are invited to come ...

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Celebration of Life Today For Ruby Pomona And Gaylen Lee

NORTH FORK — A Celebration of Life for Ruby Pomona and her son Gaylen Lee will be held today — Monday, July 22 –beginning at 11 a.m. at the North Fork Recreation Center. The event is open to the public and all community members wishing to pay their respects are invited to attend. Pomona was an expert basket maker and ...

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YLP Celebrates Fire Station 10 Expansion With Ice Cream Social

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — Dozens of YLP residents came out Saturday for a ribbon cutting — and old-fashioned ice cream social — to welcome a new two-engine parking structure next to Madera County Fire Station 10. The 1,600-square-foot aluminum addition is large enough to house an engine and 4,000-gallon water tender — allowing all-volunteer Station 10 to field a total ...

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Fish Fire On The Sierra National Forest 100 Percent Contained

NORTH FORK –  The Fish Fire, burning near Fish Creek Campground on Forest Road 4S81 (Mammoth Pool Road/ Minarets Road) is now 100 percent contained at 77 acres. The Fish Fire was reported at 4:17 p.m. on Monday, July 15, and has been burning in steep, rugged terrain with dry vegetation consisting of heavy brush and dead and downed timber ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 8 to Sunday, July 14, 2019. Oakhurst burglary On Tuesday July 9 at 9:54 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the Oakhurst substation regarding a report of a burglary. It was recommended the case be closed due to a lack of ...

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DA Will Oppose YLP Arsonist’s Latest Bid For Early Parole

MADERA — After serving less than seven years of a 20-year sentence, convicted arsonist Kenneth Jackson is once again being considered for early parole — and the Madera County District Attorney is going on the record with her opposition to Jackson’s release and asking Madera County residents to voice their opinions, as well. Jackson was arrested along with his wife Alice ...

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Crews Gain The Upper Hand On Fish Fire, Burning On Sierra NF

NORTH FORK – Crews continue to make excellent progress on the Fish Fire, burning near Fish Creek Campground on Forest Road 4S81 (Mammoth Pool Road/ Minarets Road). The fire is now estimated at 77 acres with 75 percent containment. Overnight fire behavior was at a low, allowing crews to gain a lot of ground. Activity remains concentrated on the east ...

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