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Lightning-Caused Fire Burning West Of Jackass Creek

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Dozens of firefighters are currently on scene of a lightning-caused fire burning on the Sierra National Forest (SNF) along Beasore Road, according to the U.S. Forest Service. At 2:30 p.m. on July 22, the Bowler Fire was reported on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest. The Bowler Fire is a lightning-caused fire ...

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YLP Celebrates Fire Station 10 Expansion With Ice Cream Social

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — Dozens of YLP residents came out Saturday for a ribbon cutting — and old-fashioned ice cream social — to welcome a new two-engine parking structure next to Madera County Fire Station 10. The 1,600-square-foot aluminum addition is large enough to house an engine and 4,000-gallon water tender — allowing all-volunteer Station 10 to field a total ...

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Vegetation Fire Near Millerton Lake

FRIANT — Just before 10 a.m. today firefighters were called to the scene of a vegetation fire burning on the Bass Lake Ranger District in the vicinity of Road 206 near Millerton Lake. The first engine on scene reported the fire at approximately 5 acres with the potential for 100 acres. Crews from Cal Fire and Madera County responded to ...

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Pancakes By The Pond For Cedar Valley Fire Department

OAKHURST — It’s time once again to enjoy pancakes by the pond at the Cedar Valley Fire Department and support your local first responders. The annual Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, July 6, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Not only does one get to enjoy a fantastic pancake breakfast with ham and sausage, eggs, juice and coffee — you’re supporting the ...

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Cal Fire Training Burn At Lake McClure Fireworks Launch Point

MARIPOSA — The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) in cooperation with Merced Irrigation District (MID) is scheduled to conduct a vegetation management training burn during the week of June 24 at Lake McClure. The training will consist of approximately 45 acres of grass being burned. Cal Fire says the purpose of the burn is fuel reduction to create a safe ...

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Cal Fire To Conduct Training Burn In Greeley Hill

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) will conduct a vegetation management training burn on Monday, June 24 near Converse Road and Valley Vista Lane in Greeley Hill. The training will consist of burning annual grass, oak woodland and sparse brush, totaling about 90 acres and will take place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ...

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Strategic Wildfire Mitigation Includes Major Fuel Break Project

NORTH FORK — Several fires in the last few years, including the Courtney Fire (2014), Railroad Fire (2017), and Mission Fire (2017), posed significant risks to public health and safety and destroyed homes and infrastructure. In many cases, defensible space and thinned areas made the difference in preventing further high severity fire and economic loss. The Madera Strategic Wildfire Mitigation ...

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Vegetation Fire Near Bootjack

MARIPOSA — Crews are currently at scene of a vegetation fire in the Bootjack area of Mariposa. Just after 12:30 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the fire in the 5100 block of Oak Grove Road. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about 5 acres, burning in grass and oak woodland with a slow-to-moderate rate ...

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PG&E Holds ‘Public Safety Power Shutoff’ Wildfire Safety Meeting

MARIPOSA — PG&E will host the first in a planned series of public meetings to let area residents know more about the utility’s new ‘Public Safety Power Shutoff’ plan, which allows PG&E to shut off electric distribution and transmission power lines that pass through high fire-threat areas during periods of high winds, extreme low humidity or other potentially dangerous conditions. ...

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Crews Respond To Vegetation Fire In O’Neals

O’NEALS — Crews were called out at 1:30 p.m. today for reports of a vegetation fire on Sierra Oaks Lane off Road 211 in the O’Neals area. The first unit at scene reported the fire at two-to-three acres, burning in light, flashy fuel with roads on two sides. The incident commander reported that crews would be able to handle the ...

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