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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits

MARIPOSA– After another wet winter and above-average snowpack, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, ...

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Empowering Community: Fire Safe Council Survey Needs YOU!

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The Eastern Madera Fire Safe Council (EMCFSC) is building plans for regional high-impact fuel reduction measures. Although projects are developed in close collaboration and council with agency experts, they need to have citizen voices accounted for. They need to hear from residents. The most effective plans to develop a more fire-adapted community and fire-resistant landscape are going to include ...

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Mariposa and Madera Counties Burn Permits Required May 1st

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced effective at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 1 all hazard reduction burning in Mariposa and Madera Counties will require a CAL FIRE burn permit. CAL FIRE burn permits will be available online by visiting burnpermit.fire.ca.gov. MADERA COUNTY Madera County Burn Day Information Line: 877-429-2876 MARIPOSA ...

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Shaded Fuel Break Planned for Mariposa County

Destructive forest fire with thick smoke and flames engulfing the trees in the background.

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&DC) is thrilled to unveil the latest initiative in our ongoing commitment to wildfire prevention and community safety: the Mariposa Strategic Wildfire Mitigation Project. Spanning an area of approximately 70 acres or 1.5 miles along Boyer and Homestead Road. This project involves the a comprehensive approach to wildfire mitigation, aiming to ...

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Yosemite Gateway Prescribed Burn Co-Op Free Fire Webinars

House Burning Oak Fire Mariposa County

MARIPOSA–The Yosemite Gateway Prescribed Burn Cooperative and University of California Cooperative Extension are organizing the following free monthly webinar series. These are to help arm residents with the knowledge and tools necessary to mitigate the effects of wildfires. Wednesday March 6 4 to 5 pm This webinar will include two insurance brokers from Mariposa and Madera counties to inform us ...

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Homeowner Assistance Available for Defensible Space

MADERA COUNTY–The Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council (EMCFSC) is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for Defensible Space Assistance, chipping, and hazard tree removal. EMCFSC has resources available to assist low-income, tribal, elderly, or otherwise disadvantaged residents. Residents identified as vulnerable in Eastern Madera County (EMC) with establishing defensible space in compliance with regional code ordinances. ...

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Storm Damage Fire Hazard Mitigation Help Available

Eastern Madera County — On July 18, 2023, CAL FIRE named Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council (YSRCDC) the winner of Grant 5GA21213. The award recognizes the project Eastern Madera County 2023 Winter Storm Fire Hazard Mitigation, which aids residents’ properties with hazardous fuel reduction and defensible space clearing of storm-related wood debris from the severe winter storms of 2023, ...

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Red Cross Wildfire Assessment Program

OAKHURST–The local American Red Cross in Oakhurst has been selected to participate in a pilot “Wildfire Assessment” program for the residents of Eastern Madera County. This program is to assess Zone Zero (0 to 5 feet from your residence). Most structures that burn during a wildfire are the result of burning embers igniting combustible vegetation and other combustibles within Zone ...

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Highway 41 Fuels Reduction Project

COARSEGOLD– The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Transportation (CAL TRANS), Pacific Southwest Research Station / Fresno State University, Private Landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aims to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a ...

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Are You Wildfire Ready?

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The 2023 Wildfire season is just around the corner, and the time to prepare for wildfires is now. The Valley Air District encourages residents to be prepared and plan for potential poor air quality due to wildfire smoke that might reach the Valley as we head into the hotter, drier time of the year. Predicting the severity of the ...

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