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Fire Threatening Homes Near Lush Meadows In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – Firefighters are now responding to the fourth fire of the day in the mountain area, this one northeast of Bootjack at the end of Boyer Road. At 1:39 p.m., engines from Cal Fire, Mariposa County Fire, and the Sierra National Forest were dispatched to reports of a vegetation fire near the address of 5375 Boyer Road. With so ...

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Vegetation Fire Burning South Of Raymond

RAYMOND – Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire on Road 600 near Road 407. At about 11:45 a.m., just as crews were dealing with an 50-acre fire in the Planada area, reports came in of another about 30 miles to the southeast. There were also reports of a single-vehicle roll-over crash in the same area, but it is ...

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What Would You Do If You Saw This?

COARSEGOLD — For the third time in 18 months, traveling on Highway 41 in Madera County, Jennifer Christensen desperately needed a fire extinguisher. Coming home from Community Regional Medical Center, where she’s a registered nurse in the Emergency Department, Jennifer spotted black smoke pouring from a vehicle parked at Black Hawk Lodge. She saw flames coming from the hood. Immediately, ...

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Tree Dropped On Power Line Sparks Vegetation Fire

NORTH FORK – Firefighters made quick work of a fire on Road 225 this morning, working around the dangerous power lines that reportedly sparked the blaze. Just before 10 a.m. reports came in of a fire in the 59000 block of Road 225. There was at least one structure immediately threatened. The first unit at scene was Sierra National Forest ...

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Early Morning Fire Destroys SUV In Teaford Lakes Driveway

NORTH FORK – An SUV parked in a driveway in the Teaford Lakes Meadow neighborhood was completely destroyed by fire in the early morning hours. Shortly after midnight, firefighters were called out to reports of a vehicle fire on Moic Drive. Ron Brix was just arriving home when the warning lights in his 2015 Subaru Forester came on and the ...

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Firefighters Make Good Progress On O’Neals Fire

O’NEALS – Crews made excellent progress on the O’Neals Fire today, now reported to be holding at 300 acres with 60 percent containment. (UPDATE: Wednesday, June 6, fire is 80 percent contained.) The fire is burning in the Hildreth area off Road 210 on the Mitchell and Topping Ranches. Very little smoke was visible across the fire perimeter today. There ...

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O’Neals Fire Doubles In Size To 300 Acres

O’NEALS – The O’Neals Fire, burning near Road 210 in the Hildreth area, is now estimated at 300 acres and is 40 percent contained. While the estimated size of the fire has increased, there is very little smoke and firefighters are making good progress. The fire was first reported at about 5:43 p.m. yesterday afternoon, and quickly spread through oak ...

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O’Neals Fire Now Estimated At 150 Acres

O’NEALS – The O’Neals Fire, burning near Road 210 in the Hildreth area, is now estimated at 150 acres and is 10 percent contained. The fire was first reported at about 5:43 p.m. yesterday afternoon, and quickly spread through oak woodlands and grass in the ranch lands east of O’Neals. As of last night, there were reportedly about 100 personnel ...

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O’Neals Fire Now Estimated At Nearly 100 Acres

O’NEALS – A vegetation fire burning in the O’Neals area has now grown to an estimated 90 to 100 acres, according to the latest report. The fire was first reported at about 5:43 p.m., with smoke visible from Deadwood near Oakhurst and as far away as Friant and north Fresno. As crews head into the night shift, lower temperatures and ...

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O’Neals Fire Grows To Over 60 Acres

O’NEALS – Crews are at scene a vegetation fire in a remote area near O’Neals, and more resources continue to arrive. At 5:43 p.m., reports came in of a fire on a property at 51100 Road 210. Multiple reports began coming in to the Cal Fire Emergency Command Center, and the smoke is visible from the top of Deadwood. The ...

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