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Mission Fire Over 1,000 Acres, Cautiously Optimistic In Cascadel

NORTH FORK —  Residents of North Fork gathered for a community meeting tonight at the Mountain Christian Center in Oakhurst, to hear from fire officials about the progress being made on the Mission Fire, and when they might be allowed to return to their homes in the Cascadel area. The fire is now estimated at 1,005 acres with 10 percent ...

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Mission Fire Moves North, Away From Cascadel Woods

NORTH FORK — Displaced residents of Cascadel are once again watching as fire threatens their community, having been evacuated several times over the last few years. The Mission Fire fire is now estimated at 875 acres with 8 percent containment. There are currently 462 personnel assigned to the incident including 55 engines, 7 hand crews, 6 water tenders and 11 ...

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Mission Fire Now 825 Acres, 5 Structures Destroyed

NORTH FORK — The Mission Fire, which prompted the evacuation of Cascadel Road and the entire community of Cascadel yesterday, is now estimated at 825 acres with 5 percent containment. The number of structures destroyed has risen to five. We know that three of those are homes, but have no additional information on the other two. Approximately 250 homes were ...

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Mission Fire Slows Overnight, No Reports Of More Homes Lost

NORTH FORK — A fire camp sprang up overnight at the Old Mill site near Madera County Fire Station 11, a sight all too familiar to residents over the past five years. The Mission Fire is still estimated at 650 acres with 0 percent containment. It is burning in Cal Fire jurisdiction and on Sierra National Forest land. There are ...

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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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Mandatory Evacuation For Cascadel As Mission Fire Grows

NORTH FORK — Evacuations are underway for a new fire, this one on Mission Drive just off Cascadel Drive in North Fork. The fire was reported just after 1 p.m., and the first engine on scene reported it at about four acres. By 1:52 it was estimated at about 30 acres. The fire is spotting out ahead of itself up ...

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Insurance Commissioner Lara Issues Mandatory Moratorium on Fire Insurance Cancelations

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing or cancelling residential property insurance policies—helping 2.1 million policyholders, or 18 percent of California’s residential insurance market, affected by the record 2020 wildfire season. The Commissioner’s action implements a California law that he authored in 2018 while serving as state senator in order ...

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