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Highway 140 Closed West Of Yosemite Due To Wildfire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters are on scene of a large fire burning along Highway 140 between the Ferguson Slide and Cedar Lodge on the Sierra National Forest, just west of the El Portal entrance to Yosemite National Park. As of 10 p.m., Highway 140 has been closed eastbound at the Bug Hostel west of Briceburg, and westbound at Cedar Lodge ...

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Deputy Injured Fighting A Fire On Highway 41

O’NEALS – A vegetation fire along Highway 41 in the O’Neals area this morning closed the roadway, forcing traffic onto a detour route, and resulting in the injury of a Sheriff’s deputy. At about 5:19 a.m., reports came in of a fire in the area of Road 406, south of Road 200. The fire was burning on the west side ...

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School Fire In North Fork Now 90 Percent Contained

NORTH FORK – The School Fire, burning on the northeast corner of the intersection at Roads 274 and 225, is now 90 percent contained. The fire was reported at 5:24 p.m. yesterday afternoon and firefighters had stopped the forward progress by 6:47 p.m at just over 12 acres. No structures were lost or damaged, and no injuries reported. The fire ...

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Roadways Reopen As Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On School Fire

NORTH FORK — Roads 274 and 225 in North Fork will reopen at 9 p.m. after a 3-hour closure to allow access to equipment and firefighters battling the School Fire. All mandatory evacuations have been lifted, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Road 230 in to the Rec Center will also reopen, but this is still an active fire, and heavy ...

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School Fire Burning In North Fork On Road 230

NORTH FORK — Firefighters are on scene of a fire burning on the northeast corner of Road 225 and Road 274 in North Fork. The fire was reported at 5:24 p.m., and has been dubbed the School Fire. The fire started on the top of the hill between Road 230 and Road 274, just north of Road 225 (see map ...

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Forward Progress Stopped On Cornerstone Fire Near YLP

COARSEGOLD – Quick work by firefighters saved the homes of several residents along Road 400 on the west side of Yosemite Lakes Park this afternoon. At 3:48 p.m., resources were dispatched to the fire on Cornerstone Court off of Road 400. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about 1/2 acre with a moderate rate of spread, burning ...

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Cause Of Deadwood Fire Determined By Cal Fire

OAKHURST – The cause of a fire on Deadwood Mountain on July 4th that caused the total destruction of a home has been released by Cal Fire. The Deadwood Fire, which was reported at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, and was caused by “unattended cooking,” according to Cal Fire investigators. No one was injured in the fire, and ...

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Woman Rescued After Fall On Lewis Creek Trail

OAKHURST — What began as a day hike in the foothills with family ended with a rescue mission when a young woman suffered an injury and had to be transported from the trail along Lewis Creek. At 1:34 p.m. today, a call came into 911 that a woman had fallen and broken her ankle in the Corlieu Falls area. The ...

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Fire Destroys Home On Deadwood Mountain Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST – It took nearly an hour for firefighters to gain access to a structure fire burning near the top of Deadwood Mountain south of Oakhurst last night. Just after 9 p.m., people in Oakhurst began calling 911 because they could see flames on the side of the mountain. Eight Cal Fire engines, two dozers, two ground crews and a ...

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