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Pancakes By The Lake For Cedar Valley Fire Department

OAKHURST — It’s time once again to enjoy pancakes by the lake at the Cedar Valley Volunteer 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 ...

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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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Good Progress Overnight On Ferguson Fire, Now 86 Percent Contained

YOSEMITE – Firefighters continue their efforts to contain the last remaining active fire, burning near the entrance to Yosemite Valley between Highways 41 and 140. The Ferguson Fire is now estimated at 96,457 acres and is 86 percent contained The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Wawona reopen today at 9 a.m. (see details below). Yosemite Valley is scheduled to ...

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Roadways Reopen As Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On School Fire

NORTH FORK — Roads 274 and 225 in North Fork will reopen at 9 p.m. after a 3-hour closure to allow access to equipment and firefighters battling the School Fire. All mandatory evacuations have been lifted, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Road 230 in to the Rec Center will also reopen, but this is still an active fire, and heavy ...

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