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Lawson Studios Raises Funds For Victims Of Mountain Area Fires

MARIPOSA — Lawson Studios, local screen printing and design studio, recently presented the Mariposa Community Foundation with a check for $6,416. Lawson Studios designed, produced, and sold hundreds of custom Detwiler Fire shirts and hats to raise funds for victims of the Detwiler Fire. The Lawson team, along with friends and family including Chenise Perry, Kyle Kjobech, Claudia Dysard, Jeff ...

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Mariposa Museum And History Center Fireside Chat

11/19/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - The Mariposa Museum and History Center is hosting another Fireside Chat at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Glenn Sutherland's presentation, "Engineering Marvels of the Early 1900’s in Mariposa County… and Beyond” will include historic photographs, amazing facts, and inside stories about several of the incredible feats of engineering and construction in the area [...]

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Home Burns On Scenic Drive, Fire Threatens Others Nearby

OAKHURST — A structure fire on Scenic Drive has destroyed one home, and is threatening several more as it showers the area with sparks. At 9:48 p.m., firefighters were called out to reports of a fire in the Buckeye Road area just east of the Mountain House along Road 222. The first unit at scene reported a 2,500 sq. ft. ...

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Mission Fire Still Holding at 1,035 Acres, Now 65% Contained

NORTH FORK — As returning residents settle back into the lives in the Mission Fire area, fire crews continue their very good work toward total containment and control. The fire is still holding at 1,035 acres and is now 65 percent contained. There are currently 1,479 personnel assigned to the incident including 180 California National Guard troops specially trained as ...

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Free Food Disposal For Evacuees Of Local Fires

NORTH FORK — To assist residents returning to their homes after being evacuated for the Railroad and Mission Fires, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office along with the Public Works Department are providing disposal sites for food waste only. Disposal sites are being provided at no cost and can be found at the following locations: Residents returning after the Railroad Fire ...

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More Red Cross Shelters Open For Wildfire Evacuees

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is continuing to care for dozens of residents affected by multiple wildfires throughout the area. Last night more than 70 residents slept in three Red Cross shelters. The following shelter locations are currently open for anyone impacted by these wildfires: Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B in Oakhurst Sierra Vista ...

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Mission Fire Grows To 650 Acres, Multiple Structures Lost

NORTH FORK — The Mission Fire has now grown to 650 acres with 0 containment, and continues pushing up the mountain through Cascadel Woods. Multiple structures have been lost, and over 200 are threatened. The fire has now burned into the Sierra National Forest. Everyone has been evacuated from Cascadel Heights and Cascadel Woods. Road 233 is closed and evacuated, ...

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Mission Fire Destroys Three Structures, Now 500 Acres

NORTH FORK — The Mission Fire continues burning along Road 233 and into Cascadel Woods. It has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people and is threatening about over 200 homes. At this time, deputies have gone door to evacuate everyone on Road 233 (Cascadel Road) and all extension roads including Mission Drive and Peckinpah Acres, everyone in Cascadel Heights ...

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More Than 12,000 Firefighters Battling 19 Large Wildfires

CALIFORNIA — The lack of resources and the limited air power on the Railroad Fire is frustrating. However, communities across the state are in the same situation as 19 large wildfires, and countless smaller ones, demand response. Adding to the challenges is the near record-breaking heat, and humidity levels dipping down into the single digits. In the northern part of ...

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Wildfires, Heat And High Pressure Bring Health Concerns

MOUNTAIN AREA — Smoke from the Railroad and South Fork Fire burning in both Madera/Mariposa Counties, the Empire Fire burning in Mariposa County, the Pier Fire burning in Tulare County, and all other surrounding wildfires have the potential to affect air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley and foothills above, prompting Air District officials to issue a health cautionary ...

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