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Don’t Let The Temps Fool You, Wildfires Don’t Know Seasons

SACRAMENTO – As Labor Day officially signals the end of summer, Cal Fire officials are encouraging Californians to be cautious with outdoor plans this weekend as wildfire risk remains high. With millions of people taking advantage of the holiday weekend to visit beaches, parks, and campgrounds, we need everyone to be extra vigilant in preventing wildfires. “This year we have ...

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Redinger And Castle Fires Are Both 100 Percent Contained

NORTH FORK – The Redinger Fire, burning along Mammoth Pool Road (Forest Road 4S81) east of North Fork, is now 100 percent contained at 170 acres. Today, the Redinger Fire showed some activity, but no further gains in acreage. Fire crews finished securing the perimeter with handline and dozer line, using Forest Road 4S81 and natural features as as part ...

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Crews Hold The Line On Redinger Fire, Now 50 Percent Contained

NORTH FORK – Crews have made excellent progress on containing the Redinger Fire and the Castle Fire, both burning along Mammoth Pool Road (Forest Road 4S81) east of North Fork. The Redinger Fire is holding at 170 acres and is now 50 percent contained. The Castle Fire had fireline and hose lay around it within hours of crews arriving at ...

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Crews Making Good Progress On Fires Above Redinger Lake

NORTH FORK – Firefighters continue their work to contain at least two fires burning along Mammoth Pool Road (Forest Road 4S81) east of North Fork. Investigators are working to determine what sparked several fires along the north side of the road just north of the Redinger Lake Overlook, about seven miles from North Fork. The initial report at about 11:30 ...

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Two Fires Burning East Of North Fork On Mammoth Pool Road

NORTH FORK – Crews are on scene of two fires burning along Mammoth Pool Road (Forest Road 4S81) near the Redinger Lake Overlook east of North Fork on Castle Peak. At about 11:30 p.m., the Sierra National Forest responded to reports of two separate roadside fires, one about 1/4 mile north of the overlook, and a second near Campers Corner ...

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Another Fire South Of Eastman Lake, Second In Three Days

MADERA COUNTY – Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire burning south of Eastman Lake just a mile away from the fire that charred 286 acres on Thursday. At 1:16 p.m., multiple reports came in to 911 of a smoke along Road 29. Engines, crews, water tenders and aircraft were called out. The first unit at scene reported a ...

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Vegetation Fire Burning South Of Eastman Lake

RAYMOND – Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire burning just south of Eastman Lake in the Raymond area. At 3:42 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a smoke column on Road 29 near Road 607. The first unit at scene reported the fire burning in grass range land with a moderate rate of spread. The incident commander ...

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Fire Destroys Home At Mammoth Pool Mobile Home Park

NORTH FORK – The manager of the Mammoth Pool Mobile Home Park did his best to save his home when it caught fire this morning, but despite the assistance of neighbors, it was a total loss. At about 10:20 a.m., firefighters were called out to reports of a structure fire on Road 225 at Italian Bar Road. Cal Fire, Madera ...

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Cal Fire Releases Cause Of The Fork Fire In North Fork

NORTH FORK – The cause of the Fork Fire, which burned seven acres along Road 274 near North Fork on Monday, has been released. According to Cal Fire, a truck was pulling a dual-axle trailer when one of the tires on the trailer went flat causing sparks from the rim to ignite two fires just north of the Transfer Station. ...

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