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Evacuation Order Lifted For The Community Of Wawona

WAWONA – The evacuation order for the community of Wawona, inside Yosemite National Park, has been lifted as of 10 a.m. today. This area will be open to residents ONLY and will remain under a Fire Advisement – residents should remain aware and be prepared of a potential evacuation should conditions change. All residents will need to use the South ...

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Red Cross Opens More Shelters For Ferguson Fire Evacuees

MARIPOSA — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley has opened two additional shelters to further accommodate those evacuated by the Ferguson Fire. Red Cross is transitioning its sheltering operations from New Life Christian Fellowship in Bootjack, to Mariposa Elementary School and Mountain Christian Center in Oakhurst, effective Wednesday, July 25, to accommodate more evacuees. Red Cross is currently ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Boyer Fire In The Lush Meadows Area

MARIPOSA – Evacuations have been lifted on the Boyer Fire, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. This is still an active fire and suppression equipment is still in the area, so please drive with caution. The fire is burning in the Bootjack/ Lush Meadows area and was reported just after 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. It quickly grew to about ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Cedar Valley, Residents Only

OAKHURST — Evacuation orders for the community of Cedar Valley have been lifted as of noon today. Also, the advisory for Road 620 (Bissett Station) has been lifted. The Cedar Valley area is open to residents only. Road 620 Roads Advisory Lifted: Road 620 Old Yosemite Road Whittenburg Road White Tail Lane Leaning Pine Lane Sunshine Mountain Road Stage Coach ...

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Railroad Fire Now 55 Percent Contained, Evacs Lifted On Sky Ranch

OAKHURST — It was another productive day on the lines at the Railroad Fire, as crews have now achieved 55 percent containment. Sky Ranch Road was reopened to residents just before noon today, including ECCO and The Grove. Highway 41 is scheduled to be reopened tomorrow afternoon at 5 p.m. The Railroad Fire is now estimated at 12,344 acres, and ...

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Free Food Disposal For Evacuees Of Local Fires

NORTH FORK — To assist residents returning to their homes after being evacuated for the Railroad and Mission Fires, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office along with the Public Works Department are providing disposal sites for food waste only. Disposal sites are being provided at no cost and can be found at the following locations: Residents returning after the Railroad Fire ...

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Mandatory Evacuation In Cedar Valley For Railroad Fire

OAKHURST — At 10 a.m. this morning, a mandatory evacuation order was issued for the Cedar Valley Subdivision due to a spot fire over the line from the Railroad Fire, burning just to the north of Cedar Valley. This evacuation notice includes the following roads: Cedar Valley Drive Deer Run Trail Lazy Oak Drive Cedar Brook Road Cedar Springs Road ...

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Evacuation Advisories Lifted In Northern Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — All evacuation advisories have been lifted for Northern Mariposa County as of Friday July 28, at 11 a.m., with the following exceptions: Dogtown Road from Texas Hill Road to Bull Creek Road Texas Hill Road Bondurant Mine Road Bull Creek Road An Evacuation Advisory is issued to media and public of potential evacuation orders, with general information ...

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Wildfire – Returning Home Can Be As Dangerous As Leaving

MARIPOSA — Though residents of the Bootjack and Mormon Bar areas are the ones to have been displaced by wildfire so far, this is going to be a very active fire season, and your family could be next. The repopulation of a community after the fire has gone through can be just as hectic as when residents are told to ...

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