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Ben Hur Fire Grows To Estimated 300 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY —  A fire burning in the Ben Hur area of Mariposa County is now reported at about 300 acres. At about 4 p.m., a full wildland dispatch was called out to a fire reported near 3081 Ben Hur Road near Silver Bar Road. It grew quickly to 20 acres within 30 minutes, and continues to push northeast from ...

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Madera County Fire Station 3 Relocated After Floor Collapses

MADERA COUNTY — After the floor of the sleeping quarters at Madera County Fire Station 3 collapsed under the bed of a firefighter last Saturday night, officials have closed down the building, and are exploring options to build a new station. The deplorable state of the trailer used to house the firefighters who man Station 3 is nothing new, and ...

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Vegetation Fire Burning On Ben Hur Road

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire reported near 3081 Ben Hur Road near Silver Bar Road. At about 4 p.m., a full wildland dispatch was called out to a fire that grew quickly to 20 acres. The fire is reported to be pushing northeast from the point of origin. Engines from Cal Fire and Mariposa ...

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Fire Burning On Sierra National Forest Near Central Camp

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Just after 1 p.m. today as crews were beginning mop-up on a series of fires that sparked along Highway 41 in Coarsegold, crews were called to respond to a report of fire burning on the Sierra National Forest, 4.6 miles up Central Camp Road. The fire was called in by a North Fork resident who owns ...

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Fire Near Cal Fire Headquarters In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — A vegetation fire that started with a vehicle on fire in the parking lot of the Mariposa Human Services Department was stopped before damaging any structures. The fire was reported at 1:05 p.m. as a vehicle fire on Lemee Lane, and quickly spread to an estimated 10 acres, burning close behind the Cal Fire Emergency Command Center. Gusting ...

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Fireworks Are Illegal In The Mountain Area

MARIPOSA – Did you know that possession of fireworks in our area can mean hefty fines and even jail time? The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) would like to remind Eastern Madera and Mariposa County residents of the very real fire danger and the consequences for the use of illegal fireworks. All fireworks, including “Safe and ...

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Fire In Bootjack Contained In Less Than 10 Minutes

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters were called out to reports of a vegetation fire in the Bootjack area, near the 3500 block of Rocky Hollow Lane. The fire was reported at about 2:32 p.m. Nine engines from Cal Fire and Mariposa County Fire, two dozers and two ground crews were dispatched, along with Air Attack, two air tankers and a helicopter. ...

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Vegetation Fire Burning In Fish Camp Area

FISH CAMP — Firefighters have contained a vegetation fire burning off Summit Road just west of Highway 41 in the Fish Camp area. The Fir Fire was reported at about 6:30 a.m., and was estimated at about one acre by first resources at scene, with a slow rate of spread. Crews from the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire, Madera County ...

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Vegetation Fire In YLP On Running Deer Court

COARSEGOLD — A vegetation fire in Yosemite Lakes Park today was quickly handled by firefighters. At 12:46 p.m., crews were dispatched to report of a fire in the 43000 block of Running Deer Court. A full wildland dispatch was called up, including Cal Fire, Madera County Fire and Fresno Fire engines, dozers, hand crews from Mt. Bullion, and aircraft out ...

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Update On The Oakwood Fire 7 PM Monday

MADERA COUNTY — The Oakwood Fire, which started on Saturday, June 10, at about 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Roads 209 and 406, is holding at 1,450 acres, and is now 85 percent contained. The containment estimate does not mean there is only line around 85 percent of the fire, but rather that officials are 100 percent confident in ...

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