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First Annual Wildfire Safety Saturday

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OAKHURST–In conjunction with California Wildfire Preparedness Week, The First Annual Wildfire Safety Saturday will be taking place this weekend in Oakhurst. Several local agencies and organizations will be present, and participants will have the opportunity to receive information on a variety of issues related to wildfires. WHEN: Saturday, May 6th, 2023 10:00 am to 4:00 pm WHERE: Enterprise Parking Lot ...

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It’s Wildfire Preparedness Week!

SACRAMENTO–Wildfire Preparedness Week is May 1 – 7, 2023. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and our partner agencies will host five statewide events throughout the week to raise awareness of what individuals and communities can do to help protect against the threat of wildfires. By preparing well in advance of a wildfire and taking steps ...

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CalFire awards $142.6 Million in Forest Health Grants

SACRAMENTO– The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is proud to announce that $142.6 million has been awarded for statewide investments in projects intended to enhance carbon storage while restoring the health and resilience of existing and recently burned forests throughout California. CAL FIRE’s Forest Health Program announced today that it awarded 27 grants (link to project ...

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CAL FIRE Announces Funding for Wildfire and Forest Health Issues Research

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SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is announcing the availability of up to $5.5 million in grant funding for Forest Health Research projects. CAL FIRE is soliciting applications for research in forest health and wildland fire science critical to the State of California that support landowners, resource agencies, fire management organizations, and decision-makers throughout the state. ...

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Oak Fire Survivor Rebuilding Workshop 2.0

MARIPOSA—Mariposa County Health and Human Services has partnered with the Alliance for Community Transformations to provide an in-person Rebuilding Workshop 2.0! The workshop will be open to Oak Fire Survivors looking to rebuild their home regardless of insurance status; options may be available for you! The workshop will be held on February 8th from 5 PM to 7 PM at ...

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CAL FIRE: Updated Fire Hazard Map For Public Comment

SACRAMENTO—CAL FIRE – Office of the State Fire Marshal this week will begin a public comment period for the regulatory adoption process to update the existing map that captures Fire Hazard Severity Zones (FHSZ), which is a comprehensive map that ranks California’s State Responsibility Area (SRA)—or rural, unincorporated areas—based on the likelihood different areas will experience wildfire. After years of ...

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Two Late Season Fires

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit found themselves responding to two late-season fires today, Tuesday, November 15th, 2022. One fire was near North Fork in Madera County and the other fire was near the town of Mariposa in Mariposa County. Flat Fire The first fire started at approximately 11:15 am near the intersection of North Fork Road and Flat Lane. ...

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Yosemite Declares End Of Fire Season

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK— Yosemite National Park (YNP) has recently experienced widespread precipitation and snow accumulation which has led to the closure of the fire season. The closure of the fire season occurs when there is a season-ending precipitation event totaling two inches or more. This also allows for residential pile burning to return.   Helicopter 551, Yosemite’s helicopter that was ...

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Cal Fire Adds New Demonstration State Forest

SACRAMENTO–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced today the addition of a new demonstration state forest and more than 1,200 acres to its demonstration state forest system. Acquisition of these areas continue to increase opportunities for forest restoration, critical research, and public recreation, and build upon the valuable role of California’s demonstration state forest system to ...

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Fire Alert Chilkoot Lake Area

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST–A vegetation fire has been reported in the Chilkoot Lake Area. The original reports came in from the Shuteye Lookout Tower. A dark smoke column was reported. Air and ground firefighting crews are responding from the Sierra National Forest. Upon arrival, air attack reported the fire to be approximately 2 acres with a moderate rate of spread and ...

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