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Two Early-Morning Fires South Of Ahwahnee

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Just before 3 a.m. this morning, firefighters responded to reports of a vegetation fire on Road 600 south of Ahwahnee. As firefighters were working to contain the “600 Fire” near the intersection of Road 810 (Acton Grade), another report came in at 3:27 p.m. from a sheriff’s deputy of another fire about 1/2 mile south at Leland ...

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Fire Destroys Mobile Home In North Fork

NORTH FORK — A structure fire in North Fork this morning destroyed a home just south of town. Just after 8 a.m., firefighters were called out to reports of a fire at the end of To-Nobi Way. Cal Fire Engine 4255 out of Rancheria Station was first on scene, and reported a residential mobile home fully engulfed with threat to ...

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Lawson Studios Raises Funds For Victims Of Mountain Area Fires

MARIPOSA — Lawson Studios, local screen printing and design studio, recently presented the Mariposa Community Foundation with a check for $6,416. Lawson Studios designed, produced, and sold hundreds of custom Detwiler Fire shirts and hats to raise funds for victims of the Detwiler Fire. The Lawson team, along with friends and family including Chenise Perry, Kyle Kjobech, Claudia Dysard, Jeff ...

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Vegetation Fire North Of Oakhurst, Fire Season Isn’t Over

OAKHURST —  Firefighters responded to a vegetation fire on Highway 41 near Road 620 this morning, reminding everyone that fire season is not over, and the Cal Fire burn ban remains in place. Just after 11:30 this morning, crews were called out to a fire that was reported by the first unit at scene to be about one-half acre with ...

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Woman Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI After Crash Starts Fire

MADERA COUNTY — A Coarsegold woman who crashed her car, igniting a fire that burned over six acres on Road 406 near Jewels Vista Drive yesterday, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. According to the CHP, Laura White, 51, drove her car off the north side of Road 406 just before 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, plowing through a ...

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Vehicle Accident Sparks Vegetation Fire On Road 406

MADERA COUNTY — Firefighters responded this afternoon to reports of a vegetation fire just west of Highway 41 along Road 406. Just before 2 p.m. today, CHP reported that a motor vehicle accident near 42399 Road 406 had sparked a fire and requested Cal Fire to respond. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about three acres. Cal ...

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Four Charged With Arson For Burning Stolen Car, Sparking Pier Fire

TULARE COUNTY — District Attorney Tim Ward has announced criminal charges against four individuals for starting the Pier Fire by burning a stolen car. The Pier Fire charred nearly 37,000 acres east of Springville, Calif., from Aug. 29 to Sept 24. Isiac Renteria, 19, Richard Renteria, 21, Osvaldo Esparza-Guerrero, 20, and Breane Ojeda, 21, were arrested on Oct. 24. All ...

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Warm Temps Increase Fire Activity, More Smoke In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Five fires continue to burn in the wilderness areas of Yosemite National Park, with a strong stable air mass over the area bringing warmer than normal temperatures and lower humidity. This has contributed to more fire activity and more smoke production as the 8,000-acre Empire Fire moved through some heavier fuels. The smoke has been flowing into Yosemite ...

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Dangerous Fire Weather Keeps Crews On High Alert

CALIFORNIA — After one of the deadliest and most destructive weeks in California’s history, firefighters are prepared for another significant wind event in Southern California. Some 4,300 firefighters remain on the front lines of 9 active wildfires, many of which are projected to be fully contained by the end of the week. Firefighters continue to extinguish hot spots and perform ...

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Response To Fires On Deadwood Includes Locals

OAKHURST — Just before noon today, Jennifer Christenson was traveling south on Highway 41, leaving Oakhurst and heading up Deadwood toward Coarsegold. Just south of Victoria Lane, she saw what none of us ever wants to see. “There was a big plume of smoke and I thought, ‘Gosh what an idiot! Who’s doing the burn pile right now?” Jennifer was about ...

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