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Cal Fire Planning 3 Prescribed Burns Next Week

MARIPOSA–The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced they will be conducting 3 prescribed burns next week. The projects will not affect traffic on nearby roads. Please do not report. Beginning on Monday, June 18, a prescribed burn will take place in the Tesoro Viejo community. If weather conditions permit and resources are available, a total of 100 acres will ...

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Alert: Structure Fire Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD–Air and ground firefighters are responding to a structure fire in the Coarsegold area that has also spread into the vegetation. The structure is reported to be a 2000-square-foot workshop that is fully involved with fire. The vegetation fire is 1/2 acre at this time. The fire is visible on the AlertCalifornia wildfire camera here. This is the Douglas Fire ...

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CAL FIRE to Conduct Prescribed Burn at Grupe Ranch

MARIPOSA–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit will be conducting a prescribed burn on June 11- 14, 2024. The vegetation management burn will take place on the Grupe Ranch located on Oak Grove Road. The prescribed fire will consist of burning 112 acres of annual grass, oak woodland, and sparse brush. The vegetation management fire ...

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Yosemite Gateway Prescribed Burn Co-Op Free Fire Webinars

House Burning Oak Fire Mariposa County

MARIPOSA–The Yosemite Gateway Prescribed Burn Cooperative and University of California Cooperative Extension are organizing the following free monthly webinar series. These are to help arm residents with the knowledge and tools necessary to mitigate the effects of wildfires. Wednesday March 6 4 to 5 pm This webinar will include two insurance brokers from Mariposa and Madera counties to inform us ...

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Homeowner Assistance Available for Defensible Space

MADERA COUNTY–The Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council (EMCFSC) is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for Defensible Space Assistance, chipping, and hazard tree removal. EMCFSC has resources available to assist low-income, tribal, elderly, or otherwise disadvantaged residents. Residents identified as vulnerable in Eastern Madera County (EMC) with establishing defensible space in compliance with regional code ordinances. ...

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Frank Bigelow Jr. Receives Cal Fire Appointment

SACRAMENTO—The Cal Fire Office of the State Fire Marshall is excited to announce the appointment of Frank Bigelow to Deputy Director of Community Wildfire Preparedness & Mitigation with the Office of the State Fire Marshal. 20 Years of Experience 2004 Chief Bigelow began his CAL FIRE career as a Fire Fighter I at the Ahwahnee Station in the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU), ...

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Hazard Reduction Burning Open Next Week

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced effective at 8 a.m. Wednesday, November 15th, hazard reduction burning will be allowed, with a valid CAL FIRE burn permit, in Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Counties. Burn permits can be obtained online by visiting Burnpermit.fire.ca.gov or by visiting your local CAL FIRE station. Burn ...

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Cal Fire Conducting Prescribed Burn November 1st

AHWAHNEE–The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit will be conducting a vegetation management burn on Wednesday, November 1st, 2023. The burn will take place of Road 619 in Ahwahnee and will consist of annual grass, oak woodland, and heavy brush totaling about 601 acres. Smoke will be visible throughout the day. The management fire will be used to reduce noxious weeds and ...

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Alert: Lightning Fires and Smoke Checks

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY–With the lightning that rolled through the area this morning, Sierra National Forest and CalFire fire crews are responding to and chasing lightning fires and smoke reports by ground and air today. We are monitoring these incidents but will not be posting articles for each individual fire unless an incident is growing and/or threatening life or property. Be prepared ...

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Alert: Vegetation Fire Miami Creek OHV Area

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Air and ground firefighting resources are in the Miami Creek Off Highway Vehicle Trails area responding to a vegetation fire. The fire is currently approximately 2 acres. The Incident Commander reports that the fire has a hose lay around 50% and they are making good progress.  This is the Bridge Fire. Cal Fire and Sierra National Forest ...

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