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Homeowner Assistance Available for Defensible Space

MADERA COUNTY–The Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council (EMCFSC) is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for Defensible Space Assistance, chipping, and hazard tree removal. EMCFSC has resources available to assist low-income, tribal, elderly, or otherwise disadvantaged residents. Residents identified as vulnerable in Eastern Madera County (EMC) with establishing defensible space in compliance with regional code ordinances. ...

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End of Fire Season Declared for MMU

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The end of fire season will be declared, in the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU), on Monday, December 18th at 8 a.m. Burning is allowed, but burn permit requirements vary between counties. Burn permit information in Mariposa County: CAL FIRE burn permits are not required in Mariposa County until May 1st. Residents must contact the Mariposa County burn day ...

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Storm Damage Fire Hazard Mitigation Help Available

Eastern Madera County — On July 18, 2023, CAL FIRE named Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council (YSRCDC) the winner of Grant 5GA21213. The award recognizes the project Eastern Madera County 2023 Winter Storm Fire Hazard Mitigation, which aids residents’ properties with hazardous fuel reduction and defensible space clearing of storm-related wood debris from the severe winter storms of 2023, ...

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First Annual Wildfire Safety Saturday

House Burning Oak Fire Mariposa County

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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Cal Fire Inspectors Checking Homes For Defensible Space

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and warm sunshine has fueled recent vegetation growth. The fire season is fast approaching and if vegetation is not managed it can create hazardous conditions for wildfire. Cal Fire’s Defensible Space Inspectors (DSI) are visiting homes within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) to enforce the Defensible Space code, Public Resource Code (PRC) 4291. It requires residents ...

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Fire In Oakhurst Area Started By A Weedeater

OAKHURST – Just as firefighters were dealing with a medical rescue at Angel Falls and an unconscious person at Recreation Point in the Bass Lake area, they were called out for a fire reported on Wortham Road near Oakhurst. Just before 1 p.m., several calls came in of a vegetation fire south of Road 423. The first unit at scene ...

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Defensible Space Can Save Your Place – Inspections Underway

CENTRAL SIERRA —  Recent rains have been a welcome sight to drought parched California, but the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) firefighters are not letting their guard down. Cal Fire’s Defensible Space Inspectors (DSI) will be visiting homes within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) to enforce the Defensible Space code, Public Resource Code (PRC) 4291. It requires ...

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