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Containment Grows On The Fork Fire

NORTH FORK–The Fork Fire is on its third day of burning and firefighters both in the air and on the ground are gaining in the battle to control the fire. What started as 4 roadside fires on Wednesday, September 7, 202, has now burned 819 acres. The firefight is being led by CalFire’s Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Unit. The Fork ...

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Bass Lake Weekend Fatality

BASS LAKE–On August 27, 2022 shortly before 4:30pm, the Madera County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Center received a call for a female suffering from a medical emergency at Bass Lake.   An 81-year-old female was swimming with her husband in Bass Lake near a private dock just off of Blue Jay Point. The female became fatigued from swimming and began experiencing ...

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Homicide Investigation In Oakhurst

OAKHURST–Shortly before 10pm on August 23, 2022 the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call from a male reporting he discovered his wife deceased at their home. MCSO Deputies responded to the residence in the 40000 block of Highway 49, in the area of Covey Court in Oakhurst and located a deceased female. https://goo.gl/maps/VbTPYbB16cVHYxDu9 Following interviews and extensive processing ...

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Celebration of Life for Chester (Larry) Mattox

Image of Chester (Larry) Mattox.

Chester (Larry) Mattox passed on at Sunset, March 25th 2022, at 78 years old. He will be greatly missed by his family, extended family, and his many friends. He served in the U.S. Army and later worked as a machinist until his medical retirement at age 52. He also was a volunteer in the Citizens on Patrol Program for the ...

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