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CAL FIRE to Conduct Vegetation Management Training Burn

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MARIPOSA — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Madera- Mariposa -Merced Unit will be conducting a vegetation management training burn on May 25, 2022. The vegetation management burn will take place on the Grupe Ranch located on Oak Grove Road. The prescribed fire will consist of burning 313 acres of annual grass, oak woodland, and sparse ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Multiple Counties

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MARIPOSA — California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring ...

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CAL FIRE Establishes New Division to Assist Communities

SACRAMENTO — As California continues to increase its focus on fire prevention and community readiness for wildfires, CAL FIRE has established the Community Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation Division within the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The new division follows the passage of Assembly Bill 9, authored by Assembly Member Jim Wood in 2021, which was signed into law by ...

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Prescribed Burn Coming to Highway 41

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COARSEGOLD — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol, CAL TRANS, Pacific Southwest Research Station/Fresno State University, private landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aim to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a prescribed burn along the Highway 41 ...

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Upcoming Statewide Events for Wildfire Preparedness Week

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SACRAMENTO — Wildfire Preparedness Week is May 1 – 7, 2022, and CAL FIRE and its partner agencies will host five statewide events throughout the week to raise awareness on what individuals and communities can do to help protect against the threat of wildfires. CAL FIRE will be joined by the US Forest Service, Cal OES, California National Guard, California Highway ...

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Fire Safe Council Announces $9.8M Towards a Safer California

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SACRAMENTO — The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC), California’s leader in community resiliency and community wildfire risk reduction, is hosting an official press conference during Wildfire Awareness Week on May 5 in Sacramento. Following California’s driest 1st quarter ever recorded, the organization will be presenting its key pillars to support and protect residents and their communities across California this wildfire ...

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Harden Your Home Against Wildfires With Defensible Spaces

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — California’s Wildfire Preparedness Week is May 1 – 7, 2022, and CAL FIRE and its partner agencies are spending the week raising awareness on what individuals and communities can do to help protect themselves against the threat of wildfires. Being proactive and prepared for wildfire is crucial for all Californians in making its communities more resilient to ...

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Burn Permits Required May 1st In Mariposa County

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (CAL FIRE MMU) has announced that effective at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, all hazard reduction burning will require a CAL FIRE burn permit in Mariposa County. For piles larger than 4 x 4 feet, residents can obtain an LE-5 burn permit from any local CAL ...

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CAL FIRE Endorses Bobby Macaulay for Supervisor

OAKHURST – Last Tuesday, Bobby Macaulay secured the backing of CAL FIRE Local 2881, attaching their name to a long list of community leaders and local businesses supporting Macaulay. “I am extremely proud to share that I have received the CAL FIRE Local 2881 endorsement,” said Macaulay. “As your supervisor, I plan to work with our local public safety leaders ...

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500th Community in California Designated ‘Firewise’

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With fire season 2022 already underway, CAL FIRE announced that California accomplished a new record with the recognition of the 500th Firewise USA® site in California. The recognition by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) highlights the fact the community has taken steps to ensure that wildfire risk to homes is reduced in their area. “While California ...

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