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Late Night Fire Destroys Coarsegold Home

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold family was driven from their home last night by a fire that destroyed much of the 3,000 sq. ft. structure. At about 11:30 p.m., firefighters were called out to a home in the 45000 block of Windmill Road off Jennifer Lane. The first unit at scene reported that the structure was 50 percent involved. Firefighters first ...

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Cause Of The Ferguson Fire Released

VALLEJO — U.S. Forest Service investigators have determined the cause of the Ferguson Fire to be vehicle-related. Specifically, investigators believe superheated pieces of a catalytic converter came into contact with dry, roadside vegetation, igniting the fire. The Ferguson Fire started on the evening of Friday, July 13, along eastbound Highway 140 near Savage Trading Post at 8:30 p.m. (South Fork ...

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Five Fires Still Burning In Yosemite Wilderness Areas

YOSEMITE – There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park’s wilderness. Wildfires when caused by lightning are a natural phenomenon on the landscape, say park officials. “Fire managers work to restore healthy forests and reduce the threat of extensive, severe fire by allowing some lightning-ignited wildfires to burn. While hiking trails and sitting at vistas you may see smoke ...

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Activity Winding Down On The Oak Fire

AHWAHNEE – As mop-up continues on the Oak Fire, containment is now estimated at 90 percent on the 360-acre fire. All evacuations and advisories have been lifted. Crews continue to strengthen firelines as others are released to return home. The fire started on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3:44 p.m. off Lonesome Oak Road north of Road 620. The cause of ...

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Mop-up Continues On Oak Fire, Evacuation Advisories Lifted

AHWAHNEE – Mop-up continues on the Oak Fire burning northeast of Ahwahnee. The fire is estimated at 360 acres and is now 75 percent contained. All advisory evacuation notices have been lifted as of 9 a.m. today. Road 620 is now open without restriction. Fire personnel are still active in the area, so please reduce speeds and drive with caution. ...

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Crews Gain The Upper Hand On The Oak Fire

AHWAHNEE – The Oak Fire is now 55 percent contained as crews continue to strengthen containment lines and do mop-up in the interior. With more accurate mapping, the estimated size has been adjusted to 360 acres. The fire started on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3:44 p.m. off Lonesome Oak Road north of Road 620. At 2 p.m. yesterday, evacuation orders ...

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Oak Fire Now 50 Percent Contained, More Evacuations Lifted

AHWAHNEE – Another successful day on the fireline brings the containment of the Oak Fire to 50 percent. The estimated size is still holding at 390 acres. The fire started on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3:44 p.m. off Lonesome Oak Road north of Road 620. At 2 p.m. today, evacuation orders were lifted for the communities of Cedarbrook and Timberloft. ...

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Good Progress On The Oak Fire Now 35 Percent Contained

AHWAHNEE – Firefighters made excellent progress today on the Oak Fire, burning northeast of Ahwahnee above Road 620. The fire was estimated at 390 acres at 1:30 p.m. today, and is holding at that acreage. The fire is 35 percent contained. The mission for the day was to hit the east flank hard with water drops and retardant between Road ...

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