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Two Late Season Fires

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit found themselves responding to two late-season fires today, Tuesday, November 15th, 2022. One fire was near North Fork in Madera County and the other fire was near the town of Mariposa in Mariposa County. Flat Fire The first fire started at approximately 11:15 am near the intersection of North Fork Road and Flat Lane. ...

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Fire Alert Mariposa Highway 140 and Mt Bullion Cutoff

MARIPOSA–A vegetation fire has been reported in the Mariposa area near Highway 140 and Mt Bullion Cutoff Road. Ground and air crews are battling the fire at this time.  We will update this article as more information is available. This is the Squirrel Fire. Authorities are reporting the fire is currently 5 acres. No evacuations are taking place however, Highway ...

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Fork Fire And Yosemite Lightning Fires

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The fall season in the Motherlode area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains often brings relief in the form of cooler temperatures, shorter days and an end to fire season. For Mariposa and Eastern Madera Counties this is not the case just yet. The Fork Fire and several lightning caused fires in Yosemite National Park continue to burn in and ...

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Containment Grows On The Fork Fire

NORTH FORK–The Fork Fire is on its third day of burning and firefighters both in the air and on the ground are gaining in the battle to control the fire. What started as 4 roadside fires on Wednesday, September 7, 202, has now burned 819 acres. The firefight is being led by CalFire’s Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Unit. The Fork ...

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Fork Fire Burns Into It’s Second Day

NORTH FORK–The Fork Fire started yesterday, Wednesday 9.7.2022, at approximately 3:30pm in the afternoon. The Fire started near roads 200 and 222 in North Fork and by sunset it had burned 400 acres. Evacuations happened at a frenzied rate and numerous aircraft in addition to firefighting ground crews poured into the area. Currently the fire has burned over 700 acres ...

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Fire Alert: Road 200 And Road 222 In North Fork

NORTH FORK– A vegetation fire has been reported at Road 200 and Road 222 in North Fork. Ground and air crews are battling the fire at this time. Evacuations are in progress. We will update this article as more information is available. https://goo.gl/maps/JVKAFu6FX5P5EdFg8   Evacuation map is here. Update 9:18pm The Fork Fire is now 400 acres and 0% contained according ...

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All Evacuations Lifted For The Oak Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire started in the Midpines area of Mariposa County on July 22nd, 2022. The fire has burned almost 20,000 acres and is 86% contained. 127 single resident structures and 66 out buildings have been destroyed. Electricity has been restored to all customers and all evacuations and road closures have been lifted. From the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Oak Fire Communities Remain Mariposa Strong

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The residents of Mariposa County are no stranger to devastating wildfires. In 2018 The Detwiler Fire burned over 80,000 acres and destroyed 63 residences. One year later, The Ferguson Fire burned almost 100,000 acres and took 6 months to contain completely. It is said history repeats itself and Mariposa County wildfires can be traced well back into the 1800’s ...

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Devastating Losses On The Oak Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire has been burning in Mariposa County for a week. Fire officials are reporting that 106 residences have been destroyed. While many evacuations have been lifted and people are returning home, others have no home to return to. Even more are returning to their properties to find everything burned around their homes. A wasteland where they once ...

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Oak Fire Containment And Losses Increase

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire has been burning in the communities of Midpines, Jerseydale, Mariposa Pines and Lushmeadows has been burning for almost a week. It has scorched over 19,000 acres and destroyed 77 residences. Firefighters and support teams continue to battle this fast moving fire and keep it away from homes and infrastructure. The fire is being managed under unified ...

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