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Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council to Hold Workshop

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MADERA COUNTY — In an effort to make our community safer, the Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council is having a collaborative workshop on “How to Create a Local Fire Safe Council!” at the Oakhurst Government Center. The county is partnering with our county government and with local agencies to secure funding for education and fuel reduction projects. When: Monday, ...

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CHP Commissioner Ray Issues Statement

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Amanda Ray today issued the following statement on the arrest of three suspects charged with murder in a freeway shooting in Bakersfield: “I offer my condolences to the victim’s family and all those impacted by this senseless act of freeway violence. The CHP remains steadfast in its commitment to reducing violent crimes ...

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PG&E and CFF Help to Bolster Wildfire Safety & Preparedness

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — During California’s Wildfire Preparedness Week May 1-7, 2022, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the California Fire Foundation (CFF) are announcing their continued partnership in support of wildfire safety and preparedness. PG&E and the PG&E Corporation Foundation are providing, in the aggregate, $1.4 million to CFF’s Wildfire Safety and Preparedness Program (WSPP). Now in its fifth ...

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Update from PG&E on Fire Risk

As More Cameras, Weather Stations and Grid Devices Were Installed, Re-engineered Circuit Settings Cut Ignitions. The Path Begins to Put 10,000 Miles of Powerlines Underground Mountain Communities — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reached major milestones in 2021 in reducing the risk of wildfires to improve the safety of the electric system. The safety work was a part of ...

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PG&E Offering to Remove Leftover Wood Debris From Wildfires

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SAN FRANCISCO — In response to customer and community feedback, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is offering customers free removal of large-diameter wood from trees that were cut down for safety during the company’s 2021 wildfire response. As PG&E worked to quickly and safely restore power during the 2021 wildfire season, crews inspected and cut down hazardous trees that ...

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Creek Fire Resource Fair in Tollhouse

Tollhouse – The Creek Fire Recovery Collaborative (CFRC) is hosting a resource event at the Eastern Fresno County Historical Society Museum on November 6, 2021from 10am to 2pm. This event will bring together community organizations that can share information and resources with the survivors of the Creek Fire. Organizations will have one or more tables where they will be distributing ...

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Fire Prevention Week: Test Smoke Alarms Now

Mountain Communities   — This Fire Prevention Week (October 3-9), the Red Cross Central Valley Chapter urges you to test your smoke alarms before the threat of home fires increases with cold weather. The Red Cross responds to 27% more home fires in November-March than in warmer months. According to the National Fire Protection Association — which is sponsoring Fire Prevention Week with the ...

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Air Quality Alert Due to Wildfire Smoke

Mountain Communities – Smoke infiltration from the Windy and KNP Complex fires in Tulare County combined with high pressure and poor dispersion have prompted air quality officials in the San Joaquin Valley to issue an Air Quality Alert. Smoke is expected to continue to impact the San Joaquin Valley through Monday, October 4, when a low-pressure system moving over the ...

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Jeff Aiello Fights Fire With Information

OAKHURST — Jeff Aiello, creator of the Talk of the Hill Facebook group and page, along with his wife, Jill, saw a need and met it. A lifelong resident of the Oakhurst/Bass Lake area, he is also a television producer, cinematographer and broadcast executive with an intimate knowledge of the Sierra Nevada. including many contacts in media and government agencies. ...

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District Issues Air Quality Alert Due to Fires

Mountain Communities – The Windy Fire and KNP Complex in Tulare County continue to cause smoke impacts across the San Joaquin Valley. As a result, the District has issued an Air Quality Alert with the National Weather Service to remain in place while smoke impacts continue, or until the morning of Thursday, September 23 when a trough is expected to ...

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