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Two County Fire Stations To Be Closed In The Mountain Area

MADERA – The Madera County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to close two county fire stations and consolidate staff and equipment with others nearby. Madera County Fire Station 16 in Ahwahnee will be closed, as will Station 17 in O’Neals. Madera County Assistant Fire Chief Matt Watson told the board this morning that while “the concept of consolidation may ...

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Augie Capuchino – This Is What Service Looks Like

MADERA – For 38 years, Augie Capuchino has been the face many people see when firefighters are called out, when they are in need of rescue, are suffering a medical emergency, or are involved in an accident. After nearly four decades of combined service to Madera County and the Sierra National Forest, Agustin Capuchino has retired and was honored today ...

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Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Fast-Moving Vegetation Fire

NORTH FORK – A fire on Road 200 moved at an alarming rate through the dry grass on the east side of the road, but quick work by firefighters had it knocked down within minutes of their arrival. At 3:35 p.m., reports of a vegetation fire on Walker Grade prompted a full wildland response. A Madera County Fire engine was ...

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Pancakes By The Lake At Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Station

OAKHURST — It’s time once again to enjoy pancakes by the lake at the Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department, and support your local first responders. The annual Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, July 7, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Not only does one get to enjoy a fantastic pancake breakfast with ham and sausage, eggs, juice and coffee, you are supporting ...

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North Fork Dedicates New Fire Engine At Annual BBQ

NORTH FORK – Over 425 people showed their support for Madera County Fire Station 11 and all our first responders at the annual North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary BBQ on Saturday, Apr. 28. This yearly event is the biggest fundraiser for the Auxiliary, making it possible for them to purchase much-needed items for Station 11’s Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs) ...

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Trailer Fire On Comstock Drive In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Firefighters battled a structure fire in the pouring rain this evening on Comstock Drive in Coarsegold. Just after 8 p.m., reports came in of a trailer on fire at the very end of the cul-de-sac. The first engine on scene reported a 500 square foot trailer about 50 percent involved, with no other structures immediately threatened. By 9 ...

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Vegetation Fire On Road 225 In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Just before 4 p.m. today crews were called to reports of a vegetation fire burning in the vicinity of Road 225 and Lark Lane in North Fork. The first engine on scene reports the fire is about one-acre, burning in grass and brush at a moderate rate. At least one home is immediately threatened. Residents surrounding the ...

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Vegetation Fire In YLP On Running Deer Court

COARSEGOLD — A vegetation fire in Yosemite Lakes Park today was quickly handled by firefighters. At 12:46 p.m., crews were dispatched to report of a fire in the 43000 block of Running Deer Court. A full wildland dispatch was called up, including Cal Fire, Madera County Fire and Fresno Fire engines, dozers, hand crews from Mt. Bullion, and aircraft out ...

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New Fire Truck Demonstrated At Board Of Supervisors Meeting

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Board of Supervisors learned first-hand the capabilities of the new T-Rex, the articulating platform ladder fire truck, soon to be put into service at Station 8 in Coarsegold. During today’s regular Board meeting, MMU Cal Fire Division Chief Dave Allen gave the supervisors a close-up look at the new truck, which was acquired to ...

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Family Escapes As Fire Destroys Home In North Fork

NORTH FORK — A family is homeless this morning after a fire swept through their rented house at the end of Church Street in North Fork. Just before midnight, firefighters were called out to a structure fire reported in the neighborhood across from the North Fork Market. A sheriff’s deputy was first on scene and ran to the mobile home ...

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