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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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Fork Fire Burning On Road 274 In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Firefighters were called out to two fires burning along Road 274 north of Putney Place this afternoon. Just after 1:30 p.m., crews responded to what was reported as a series of small fires along the west side of the road. The first unit at scene reported two fires burning in grass and brush at a moderate rate ...

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House Fire On John Muir Drive In Yosemite Lakes Park

COARSEGOLD – Firefighters were called out to a structure fire near the intersection of John Muir Drive and Horseshoe Drive this evening. At about 8:20 p.m., a neighbor reported that smoke was visible from the attic area of a home where the resident had recently passed away. The first unit at scene reported an active fire in an 1,800 sq. ...

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Ferguson Fire Over 69,000 Acres, Community Meeting Scheduled

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Huge columns of smoke have been visible the last two days over the Ferguson Fire as the high pressure system weakens and the inversion lifts earlier in the day. The fire is now estimated at 69,440 acres and is 41 percent contained. Damage assessment teams have been able to get into some of the burn areas of ...

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The Ferguson Fire: How Do Firing Operations Work?

MARIPOSA COUNTY – When the Ferguson Fire was first reported just before sundown on Friday, July 13, initial estimates by the first units at scene reported it at about 100 acres. It was burning in extremely steep terrain through very dry fuels, and the Sierra National Forest is ground zero for tree mortality. Within 24 hours it had grown to ...

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