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SNF Announces Continued Prescribed Burning Conditions

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The High Sierra Ranger District announces the arrival of continued prescribed burning conditions. The prescribed fire work is a proactive approach to fire and vegetation (fuels) management in the SNF and Sierra Nevada. SNF Fire managers expect to begin Prescribed Fire ignitions in the week of February 14th-18th. Active ignitions may continue through the weekend and into ...

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UCCE to Offer Post-Fire Forest Resilience Workshop

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Save the Date! Register now for a California Post- Fire Forest Resilience Workshop! Post-Fire Resilience Workshop Flyer (PDF) Online every Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. February 1 to March 15 and in-person field trips on Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17. Hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension in collaboration with CAL FIRE, California Association of Resource Conservation ...

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Shaver Community Calling for Volunteers for Fire Prevention

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SHAVER — Fire prevention efforts are being organized this weekend and next near Shaver, CA. These communities were wrecked by the Creek Fire and need help rebuilding. Volunteers will assist by hauling dead and excess woody debris to a chipper. The volunteer work supports rebuilding and protects structures at risk for the upcoming fire season. Both projects are on private ...

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Upcoming Statewide Events for Wildfire Preparedness Week

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SACRAMENTO — Wildfire Preparedness Week is May 1 – 7, 2022, and CAL FIRE and its partner agencies will host five statewide events throughout the week to raise awareness on what individuals and communities can do to help protect against the threat of wildfires. CAL FIRE will be joined by the US Forest Service, Cal OES, California National Guard, California Highway ...

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Bald Mountain Receives Donated Fire Engine

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AUBERRY — The Creek Fire of 2020 destroyed 856 structures while firefighters from across California deployed into Fresno County to assist with containment of the fire that burned from Sep. 4, to Dec. 24, 2020. As residents and business owners within our mountain communities continue to recover from the devastation caused by the fire, the Bald Mountain Fire Protection District ...

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Jeff Aiello Fights Fire With Information

OAKHURST — Jeff Aiello, creator of the Talk of the Hill Facebook group and page, along with his wife, Jill, saw a need and met it. A lifelong resident of the Oakhurst/Bass Lake area, he is also a television producer, cinematographer and broadcast executive with an intimate knowledge of the Sierra Nevada. including many contacts in media and government agencies. ...

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Forest Service Announces Cause of 2020 Creek Fire

CLOVIS, Calif. — The Forest Service announced the results of the investigation into the cause of the Creek Fire, a wildfire that began on September 4, 2020, and burned approximately 379,895 acres, destroyed 853 structures, and damaged an additional 64 structures on the Sierra National Forest below Big Creek. Despite an exhaustive investigation, the cause of the fire is officially ...

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Effects of The Creek Fire on The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Gets a Closer Look on This New Episode of “Outside Beyond the Lens”

Wildfire devastation gives way to silver linings in the Sierra National Forest. This powerful new production explores the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, now a journey with front-row views of a forest in a state of rebirth.  NORTH FORK, CA – Another episode of “Outside Beyond the Lens” hits close to home for the mountain communities in California living with the ...

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Madera County Sheriff | Evacuation Zones Lifted for the Following Areas

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the evacuation warnings for the following Evacuation Zones have been lifted. M20 Mill Site Area M32 Road 224 Area M26 Bass Lake Heights M36 Road 221 Area M37 Teaford Subdivision M38 Hidden Meadows M54 Old Corral Area M88 Yosemite Forks M89 Sky Ranch Subdivision M90 Cedar Valley Evacuation Map – click ...

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