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Alert: Vegetation Fire Raymond

RAYMOND–Air and ground firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire in the 38000 block of Road 600. The fire is reported to be 5 acres burning at a moderate rate of spread in oak woodland. The potential is for 25 acres. This is the Gulch Fire. We will update this article when more information is available. UPDATE 3:30pm The Madera ...

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Alert: Vegetation Fire Indian Lakes

INDIAN LAKES–Air and ground firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire in the area of Shawnee Avenue and Sioux. The fire is reported to be 10 acres with a potential for 100 acres. No structures are threatened at this time. This is the Sioux Fire. We will update this article as more information is available. Update 6:33 pm The fire ...

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Cal Fire Planning 3 Prescribed Burns Next Week

MARIPOSA–The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced they will be conducting 3 prescribed burns next week. The projects will not affect traffic on nearby roads. Please do not report. Beginning on Monday, June 18, a prescribed burn will take place in the Tesoro Viejo community. If weather conditions permit and resources are available, a total of 100 acres will ...

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Alert: Structure Fire Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD–Air and ground firefighters are responding to a structure fire in the Coarsegold area that has also spread into the vegetation. The structure is reported to be a 2000-square-foot workshop that is fully involved with fire. The vegetation fire is 1/2 acre at this time. The fire is visible on the AlertCalifornia wildfire camera here. This is the Douglas Fire ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits

MARIPOSA– After another wet winter and above-average snowpack, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, ...

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CAL FIRE to Conduct Prescribed Burn at Grupe Ranch

MARIPOSA–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit will be conducting a prescribed burn on June 11- 14, 2024. The vegetation management burn will take place on the Grupe Ranch located on Oak Grove Road. The prescribed fire will consist of burning 112 acres of annual grass, oak woodland, and sparse brush. The vegetation management fire ...

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CAL FIRE to Conduct Prescribed Burn at Grupe Ranch

MARIPOSA–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit will be conducting a prescribed burn on May 14 – 17, 2024. The vegetation management burn will take place on the Grupe Ranch located on Oak Grove Road. The prescribed fire will consist of burning 112 acres of annual grass, oak woodland, and sparse brush. The vegetation management ...

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Busy Wildfire Season on the Horizon

FRESNO— Residents of the Central Valley are facing an above-normal wildfire season as the climate crisis threatens to upend more communities. The best defense during an emergency is to be prepared. The American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter advises everyone to get ready now. The number of billion-dollar disasters in the U.S. has increased by 85% in just the last ...

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Empowering Community: Fire Safe Council Survey Needs YOU!

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The Eastern Madera Fire Safe Council (EMCFSC) is building plans for regional high-impact fuel reduction measures. Although projects are developed in close collaboration and council with agency experts, they need to have citizen voices accounted for. They need to hear from residents. The most effective plans to develop a more fire-adapted community and fire-resistant landscape are going to include ...

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Shaded Fuel Break Planned for Mariposa County

Destructive forest fire with thick smoke and flames engulfing the trees in the background.

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&DC) is thrilled to unveil the latest initiative in our ongoing commitment to wildfire prevention and community safety: the Mariposa Strategic Wildfire Mitigation Project. Spanning an area of approximately 70 acres or 1.5 miles along Boyer and Homestead Road. This project involves the a comprehensive approach to wildfire mitigation, aiming to ...

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