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Fire Quickly Stopped Near Blackhawk Lodge

COARSEGOLD — Firefighters were called out to a report of several fires along Highway 41 near the Black Hawk Lodge at approximately 1:44 p.m. today. First at scene was local Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, longtime volunteer firefighter out of O’Neals, with Madera County Engine 17 and Water Tender 17, reporting a small spot fire at one-quarter of an acre on the ...

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Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On State Wildfires

CALIFORNIA — While the Broken Fire in Coarsegold is 100 percent contained, there are over 3,600 firefighters battling 10 major wildfires across California. Mild temperatures have given firefighters the opportunity to gain the upper hand on containing five large fires over the past couple of days. Temperatures will continue to remain below normal, but high winds and low humidity is ...

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Coarsegold Fire Now Estimated At 100 Acres

COARSEGOLD — The “Broken Fire,” so-named for its proximity to the long-closed Broken Bit Restaurant on Highway 41 north of Coarsegold, is now 80 percent contained at 103 acres as of 7 a.m. Tuesday. The fire broke out just before noon today on the Veater Ranch, threatening one home before the forward progress was stopped at about 3:20 p.m. Pre-evacuation ...

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Fire Closes Highway 41 Near Blackhawk Lodge

 O’NEALS — Crews responded to a vegetation fire today near the Blackhawk Lodge that threatened at least one structure and snarled traffic on a stretch of Highway 41 just north of Road 200. Firefighters were called out at 12:50 p.m. to the fire which was burning in grass and oak brush just adjacent to the southbound lane. The first engine ...

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Vegetation Fire On CA-41 At Road 417

COARSEGOLD — Crews were called out to a report of a vegetation fire on Highway 41 at Road 417 just north of the Chevron Gas Station at 2:40 p.m. today. The first engine on scene reported the fire at about one acre, burning in grass. A wildland dispatch was called out including engines, water tenders, two air tankers, one helicopter, ...

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Mountain Area Merchants Hold Fire Preparedness Fair

OAKHURST — The term “fire season” seems to have replaced the word “summer” in the local lexicon, and as the days grow warmer area residents may want to make note of a special event happening locally that should serve to alleviate some stress. Mountain Area Merchants Association (MAMA) invites the community to a day designed to spread the word about ...

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Rough Fire Nearing Total Containment

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST  – As firefighters gain significant ground on the Rough Fire, demobilization continues and crews are being released to return to their home units or for reassignment to other incidents across the state. The state’s largest wildfire is holding at 143,599 acres, and is now 79 percent contained.  There are currently 935 personnel assigned to the incident, including ...

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