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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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Wildfire Wednesday: Evacuation Plan – Part 1

This is the first in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be 8 articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is ...

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CAL FIRE Accepting Grant Applications for Forestry Projects

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — CAL FIRE today announced the availability of up to $24 million in grants for projects that support the creation of a robust and diversified wood products market to help meet California’s forest resilience goals. CAL FIRE’s Wood Products and Bioenergy Program, which seeks to maintain and enhance the forestry sector of California to promote healthy resilient forests ...

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River Fire Doubles to 8000 Acres with 10% Containment

Evacuation Order Update – July 12, 2021 at 4:01 pm  An Evacuation Order has been issued for Road 600 between Apache Ranch Road and Blazing Saddle Trail including the spur road JWP Ranch Road due to the River Fire. There is an immediate threat to life. This is an evacuation order to leave now. The area is being closed to ...

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Live Fire Training

MADERA/MARIPOSA – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will be conducting a live fire training at Eastman Lake in cooperation with Madera County Fire, and Army Corp of Engineers on May 19 and 20. If conditions are conducive, approximately 200 acres of grass and oak understory will be burned from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each ...

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