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Over the Garden Fence: Partnerships Between Humans & Nature

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By Michele Nowak-Sharkey, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa County This is the first part of “The Partnership between Humans and Nature during Fire Recovery.” MARIPOSA — Wildfire has entered our common vocabulary over the past 15+ years across California and Mariposa County. From the Telegraph Fire in ’08 to the Washburn, Agua, and Oak Fires, Mariposa County has experienced unpredictable blazes, ...

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Oak Fire And PG&E’s Recycled Dirt Program

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MARIPOSA—Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is currently in the process of implementing The Recycled Dirt Program in the Oak Fire burn scar. The program is a new PG&E community service that provides non-hazardous excavation dirt to recipients located nearby our service centers. The soil comes from the excavation of our construction projects. PG&E is committed to reducing energy, water and ...

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Oak Fire Debris Removal Community Meetings

MARIPOSA–Mariposa County Residents who have been impacted by the Oak Fire and lost their homes will have the opportunity to learn about the next steps to recovery. 127 homes were destroyed in the Oak Fire during July and August, earlier this year. The fire is now 98% contained. Mariposa County has partnered with the State to provide debris removal at ...

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Oak Fire Distribution Center Opens

MARIPOSA COUNTY–On July 22, 2022, The Oak Fire started on Carstens Road and Highway 140  in Midpines. In just 2 weeks the fire has destroyed 127 homes and burned more than 19,000 acres. From the beginning, the Mariposa Community has been #MariposaStrong. Now they are opening a Distribution Center to help those who need it most. Mariposa Safe Families, New ...

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Alert: Power Outage Midpines and Oak Fire Areas

MARIPOSA COUNTY–A power outage affecting approximately 3900 customers has been reported in the Midpines and Oak Fire area.  There is currently no estimated time of restoration. We will update this article when more information becomes available. For more information you can go to the PG&E website here. Update Power has been restored to all areas as of 8:15pm, Thursday, August ...

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All Evacuations Lifted For The Oak Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire started in the Midpines area of Mariposa County on July 22nd, 2022. The fire has burned almost 20,000 acres and is 86% contained. 127 single resident structures and 66 out buildings have been destroyed. Electricity has been restored to all customers and all evacuations and road closures have been lifted. From the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Oak Fire Communities Remain Mariposa Strong

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The residents of Mariposa County are no stranger to devastating wildfires. In 2018 The Detwiler Fire burned over 80,000 acres and destroyed 63 residences. One year later, The Ferguson Fire burned almost 100,000 acres and took 6 months to contain completely. It is said history repeats itself and Mariposa County wildfires can be traced well back into the 1800’s ...

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Oak Fire in Mariposa Claims 124 Homes

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire has claimed 124 homes since it began burning on July 22, 2022.  A total of 19,244 acres have been burned. Fire Officials are reporting the fire is 72% contained. Today, Monday, August 1st, 2022, the Local Assistance Center opens for anyone affected by the fire. It will be open from 9 to 7 in the Mariposa ...

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The Redwoods In Yosemite Has Officially Reopened

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WAWONA — We are excited to confirm that as of July 28, 2022, visitors of Yosemite National Park are able to stay in their vacation home rental accommodations at The Redwoods In Yosemite. Yosemite National Park day-use reservations are not required for Redwood’s guests. As usual, you can make a cabin or vacation home reservation online at redwoodsinyosemite.com. The wedding ...

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Devastating Losses On The Oak Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire has been burning in Mariposa County for a week. Fire officials are reporting that 106 residences have been destroyed. While many evacuations have been lifted and people are returning home, others have no home to return to. Even more are returning to their properties to find everything burned around their homes. A wasteland where they once ...

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