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Evacuation Orders for M11 and M12 Reduced to Warnings

Evacuation Orders for M11 and M12 have been reduced to Evacuation Warnings. Residents in the area need to be aware that there is still a potential for evacuations and need to be prepared to evacuate at a moments notice. Citizens need to monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately. These areas are being opened to residents only. ...

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Creek Fire 212,744 Acres With 10% Containment

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 14, 2020 – Fire activity remains active and intense in heavy fuels above the smoke layer. Under the inversion fire activity was low to moderate in all fuel types creating favorable conditions for the fire crews. Smoke will continue to be a concern as it continues to linger in the valleys. Mid-slopes and ridges will have ...

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Madera Sheriff | Evacuation Warning Areas Lifted in Zones M58-M87

Madera County – Evacuation Warning Areas Lifted in Zones M58-M87. These zones include the general Hwy 41 corridor between road 200 and Bass Lake Rd (Rd 222). Please see the Evacuation Map for specific details, you will see those zones now in Green. All other Madera County Mandatory Evacuations and Evacuation Warnings remain in effect. To view a map of ...

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Creek Fire at 6% Containment With 175,893 Acres Burned

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 11, 2020 –  Firefighters continue to make gains on the west side of the fire under a thick smoke layer that has settled over the area. Although the smoky air is unpleasant and limiting air operations, it is also providing cooler temperatures, lighter winds, and reduced fire activity, giving firefighters an opportunity to conduct successful operations. ...

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Creek Fire has Burned 175,893 Acres

NORTH FORK – Sept, 10, 2020 – More favorable conditions and a thick smoke layer continue to moderate fire activity on the west flank which is closest to the communities of North Fork and Bass Lake. Firefighters are taking advantage of these conditions making good progress on developing containment lines and protecting structures. Dozers and hand crews are extending containment ...

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Creek Fire Update and Evacuation Centers

Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020 – 10 am – The Red Cross temporary evacuation point at the Oakhurst Community Center has been closed.  If you are in need of an evacuation center please go to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Rd. Mariposa, CA. 95338 or Clovis North High School, 2770 E. International Ave. Fresno, CA. 93730. The Creek Fire continues ...

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Madera County’s Sheriff’s Log Through September 2, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, August 27, to Monday, September 2, 2019. Oakhurst Coroner’s Report On Tuesday, August 27, at 3:48 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to Oakhurst regarding a deceased individual at a residence. A report was forwarded to Madera County Deputy Coroner Office for review. North ...

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Missing At-Risk Madera Man Has Been Located

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a man reported missing has been located. 69-year-old Leonardo Chaidez was found on Tuesday morning, May 21, in a rural area of Madera County by farm workers, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He is safe and appears to be in good condition. As a precaution, Mr. Chaidez is being transported ...

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Felony Arrest For Willful Discharge Of A Firearm in Wishon

BASS LAKE – A man was arrested on felony charges after allegedly shooting at someone in the Wishon neighborhood near Bass Lake over the weekend. On Saturday, May 4, at approximately 10:18 a.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service in the 36000 block of Road 222. Corporal Williams, along with Deputies Fullhart and Schafer responded ...

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