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Fire Alert Manzanita and Rd 426 Bass Lake

BASS LAKE–A residential structure with a threat to the vegetation has been reported near Manzanita Drive and Road 426 in the Bass Lake area. Ground and structure crews are battling the fire at this time. Upon arrival, fire crews found a structure fully involved in fire with no extension into the vegetation but continued air crews to the area to ...

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Fire Alert Mariposa Highway 140 and Mt Bullion Cutoff

MARIPOSA–A vegetation fire has been reported in the Mariposa area near Highway 140 and Mt Bullion Cutoff Road. Ground and air crews are battling the fire at this time.  We will update this article as more information is available. This is the Squirrel Fire. Authorities are reporting the fire is currently 5 acres. No evacuations are taking place however, Highway ...

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Fire Alert Road 415 Coarsegold

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COARSEGOLD–A vegetation fire has been reported in the Coarsegold area near Road 415 and Rivercrest Road. Ground and air crews are battling the fire at this time. No structures are threated, no evacuations are in progress and roads are open at this time. We will update this article as more information is available. This is the Springs Fire.   Update ...

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Fork Fire Local Assistance Center

NORTH FORK–The Madera County Office of Emergency Services is pleased to announce the availability of a Local Assistance Center (LAC) following the recent Fork Fire. The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop-shop with critical government services for residents who have been impacted by the Fork Fire. Residents will be able to replace lost or destroyed vital documents (ID, financial information, ...

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Yosemite Fires Continue To Burn

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Several fires continue to burn in Yosemite National Park (YNP) including the Red and Rodgers Fires which have been burning since the beginning of August. The park also has several lightning caused fires that are all less than 1/4 of an acre and contained except one fire, The Empire Fire. Current Fire Activity As of Friday, September 16, ...

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Fork Fire And Yosemite Lightning Fires

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The fall season in the Motherlode area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains often brings relief in the form of cooler temperatures, shorter days and an end to fire season. For Mariposa and Eastern Madera Counties this is not the case just yet. The Fork Fire and several lightning caused fires in Yosemite National Park continue to burn in and ...

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Containment Grows On The Fork Fire

NORTH FORK–The Fork Fire is on its third day of burning and firefighters both in the air and on the ground are gaining in the battle to control the fire. What started as 4 roadside fires on Wednesday, September 7, 202, has now burned 819 acres. The firefight is being led by CalFire’s Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Unit. The Fork ...

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Fork Fire Burns Into It’s Second Day

NORTH FORK–The Fork Fire started yesterday, Wednesday 9.7.2022, at approximately 3:30pm in the afternoon. The Fire started near roads 200 and 222 in North Fork and by sunset it had burned 400 acres. Evacuations happened at a frenzied rate and numerous aircraft in addition to firefighting ground crews poured into the area. Currently the fire has burned over 700 acres ...

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Red Cross Opens Evacuation Center For The Fork Fire

NORTH FORK-The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at the Oakhurst Community Center (39800  Fresno Flats Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644). A map of current evacuations is available here. Small animals can go to the Oakhurst Community Center  at 39800 Fresno Flats Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644 and large animals can go to the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds at 44777 Rodeo Grounds Ln, ...

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Fire Alert: Road 200 And Road 222 In North Fork

NORTH FORK– A vegetation fire has been reported at Road 200 and Road 222 in North Fork. Ground and air crews are battling the fire at this time. Evacuations are in progress. We will update this article as more information is available. https://goo.gl/maps/JVKAFu6FX5P5EdFg8   Evacuation map is here. Update 9:18pm The Fork Fire is now 400 acres and 0% contained according ...

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