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Madera County Sheriff’s Issues Evacuation Warning

MADERA COUNTY—The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an Evacuation Warning due to an incoming storm with possible flooding concerns, for the following areas: • Cascadel Woods subdivision, east of the bridge, to include: – Cascadel Drive North – Cascadel Lane – Waterfall Way – Gertrude Creek Drive – Cascadel Drive – Cascadel Drive South – Cascadel Road • Bass ...

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Collapsed Structures and Evacuations

MADERA COUNTY–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reports that On March 3, 2023, around 3 pm, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call regarding a potentially collapsed roof at a mobile home in Bass Lake. MCSO Deputies responded along with EMS and CALFIRE. Upon arrival at the residence, deputies spoke to the homeowner, who advised her roof was ...

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Two Arrested Following Shooting in North Fork

NORTH FORK — On January 21, 2023, around 8 p.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call for service regarding some type of verbal disturbance. While on the line with the reporting party, dispatchers heard what they believed to be the sound of a gun shot. Shortly after, MCSO Deputies arrived at a residence in the 33000 block ...

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Endorsements Mount in Mark Reed’s Campaign for Supervisor

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MADERA COUNTY — In his bid to become District 5 Supervisor in Madera County, Mark Reed said he is “humbled” by the numerous new endorsements he has received in recent weeks. “These new endorsements represent thousands of people in Madera and Eastern Madera County and convince me that they have affirmed my ‘Economic Policy Blueprint for Eastern Madera County’ which ...

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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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Three Search And Rescue Calls Sunday

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MADERA COUNTY–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is reporting three separate search and rescue calls on Sunday, 9.4.2022. Beginning at 8:35am with the first call and the final call coming in at 4:00pm, conditions all day were considered extreme due to excessive heat. Rescue #1 Lost Hiker at Devils Slide At 8:35am on Sunday 9/4/22, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received ...

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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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Teen Fatality At Thousand Island Lake

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MADERA COUNTY–At approximately 8pm on August 10, 2022, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call regarding a teenage subject who had gone missing from his hiking party near Thousand Island Lake. Thousand Island Lake, part of the Ansel Adams Wilderness in eastern Madera County, is at an elevation of 9,833 with 10,000-foot peaks surrounding it. https://goo.gl/maps/   The ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Office Announces New Undersheriff

MADERA COUNTY–Effective August 1, 2022, Darin McMechan will be promoted to the position of Undersheriff for the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Please join us in congratulating Undersheriff McMechan on all of his accomplishments, and wish him well as he continues to selflessly serve the Madera County community. Undersheriff McMechan currently serves as Assistant Sheriff assigned to the Madera County Jail, ...

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Bass Lake BUI Arrests 4th of July Weekend

BASS LAKE-The three day 4th of July holiday weekend coincides with Operation Dry Water’s (ODW) annual Heightened Enforcement Weekend, a boating under the influence (BUI) awareness campaign aimed at reducing the number of alcohol- and drug-related accidents and fatalities through increased recreational boater awareness and by fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol use on the water. The ...

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