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California Fire Updates: More Than 7,900 Wildfires Since the Beginning of the Year

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 21, 2020 – Firefighters continue to battle 27 major wildfires in California, as well as one extended attack wildfire. With over 19,000 firefighters on the front lines, crews continue to gain ground on these fires. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 25 new initial attack wildfires across the State, all of which were quickly contained. Since the beginning of ...

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Senator Borgeas’ Office Mobile District Hours

OAKHURST — Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) is hosting mobile district office hours by assigning a representative to make an appearance at the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Mobile District Offices provide expanded constituent services to those who reside in the 8th Senate District. Constituents will be able to meet directly with district staff for assistance regarding the state government or ...

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Catch A Break: Saturday Is Free Fishing Day In California

CALIFORNIA — Mark your calendars for the first of two 2019 Free Fishing Days in California, when anyone can try their hand at angling – no fishing license required. If you would like to fish the rest of the year, you can purchase a license online through CDFW’s website. “Free Fishing Day is a great opportunity for seasoned anglers to ...

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See History Through The Eyes Of A Child

MARIPOSA — Have you ever told a child about something from the past and watched as their eyes lit up with wonder and excitement? It’s a feeling hard to describe, and one anyone can experience. The Mariposa Museum and History Center invites members of the community to become volunteer tour guides for their upcoming 5th grade field trips; no experience is ...

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Cooling Temperatures, Increased Humidity Aid Firefighting

CALIFORNIA — Cooling temperatures this week could help firefighters continue to make progress on 13 large wildfires burning in the State, while the number of fatalities due to fire has increased by one since our last report. The death toll rose to 42 yesterday, after authorities located another victim of the Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County. Meanwhile, the identity of a ...

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Progress Made Toward Wildfire Containment, Death Toll Rises

CALIFORNIA — Firefighters beat back flames on several fronts overnight, as crews worked to prepare for gusty winds. Some Red Flag Warnings have now been lifted, and containment numbers have dramatically increased on some of the fires, while crews continue the effort to locate and identify those who have perished. Tragically, the death toll has now risen to 40, and officials ...

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More Than 12,000 Firefighters Battling 19 Large Wildfires

CALIFORNIA — The lack of resources and the limited air power on the Railroad Fire is frustrating. However, communities across the state are in the same situation as 19 large wildfires, and countless smaller ones, demand response. Adding to the challenges is the near record-breaking heat, and humidity levels dipping down into the single digits. In the northern part of ...

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Mountain House Nears Completion (No, Really!)

OAKHURST– People driving by the Mountain House may have noticed improvements to the iconic building located on the corner of Highway 41 and Bass Lake Road 222, and wondered when the project will be complete. Will it be a restaurant or an office space? General contractor Steve Gabbard, owner of Oakhurst-based Sun Construction, is happy to clear up some of ...

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