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Evacuations Lifted For Cedar Valley, Residents Only

OAKHURST — Evacuation orders for the community of Cedar Valley have been lifted as of noon today. Also, the advisory for Road 620 (Bissett Station) has been lifted. The Cedar Valley area is open to residents only. Road 620 Roads Advisory Lifted: Road 620 Old Yosemite Road Whittenburg Road White Tail Lane Leaning Pine Lane Sunshine Mountain Road Stage Coach ...

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Railroad Fire Holds Just Over 12,000 Acres, Now 70% Contained

OAKHURST — As evacuated residents return to their homes and Highway 41 reopens to the public, firefighters continue their work to contain the Railroad Fire, still actively burning along the east side near Big Sandy. The Railroad Fire is now estimated at 12,358 acres and is 70 percent contained. There are currently 1,020 personnel assigned to the incident. Over the ...

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Happy Days, Highway 41 From Oakhurst To Yosemite Opens!

OAKHURST — After more than 10 days with the most traveled route into Yosemite National Park closed down due to a wildfire, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the roadway will reopen at 2 p.m. today. Motorists should use caution while traveling in the area while fire equipment and firefighters continue operations. All turnouts and parking areas between ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Residents Only On Highway 41

OAKHURST —  The Mandatory Evacuation Order for the community of Sugar Pine and the small group of homes around the Sugar Pine Railroad will be lifted to residents only at 12 p.m. today, Saturday Sept. 9. Resident screening locations have been established at traffic control points. Below is a list of roads open to Residents Only. Entry to non-residents will ...

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Railroad Fire Now 64 Percent Contained, Highway 41 Reopens Later Today

OAKHURST — A second night of cooler temperatures with higher humidity kept activity on the Railroad Fire to a minimum overnight. The fire is now estimated at 12,353 acres with 64 percent containment. Burning operations along firelines to the north and east of the community of Cedar Valley continued successfully throughout the night. Crews will continue to extinguish hot spots ...

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Railroad Fire Now 55 Percent Contained, Evacs Lifted On Sky Ranch

OAKHURST — It was another productive day on the lines at the Railroad Fire, as crews have now achieved 55 percent containment. Sky Ranch Road was reopened to residents just before noon today, including ECCO and The Grove. Highway 41 is scheduled to be reopened tomorrow afternoon at 5 p.m. The Railroad Fire is now estimated at 12,344 acres, and ...

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Free Food Disposal For Evacuees Of Local Fires

NORTH FORK — To assist residents returning to their homes after being evacuated for the Railroad and Mission Fires, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office along with the Public Works Department are providing disposal sites for food waste only. Disposal sites are being provided at no cost and can be found at the following locations: Residents returning after the Railroad Fire ...

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Evacuations Lifted On Sky Ranch For Residents Only

OAKHURST — Residents evacuated from Sky Ranch Road are being allowed to return home. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has announced that evacuations will be lifted as of 11:30 a.m. today for Sky Ranch, ECCO and The Grove. Residents will be required to show identification to enter, and the area remains closed to the public until further notice. Resident screening ...

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Railroad Fire 50 Percent Contained, Highway 41 To Open Soon

OAKHURST —  Firefighters continued to make good progress on the Railroad Fire overnight, and officials have released their plan for repopulating evacuated areas and reopening Highway 41. The fire is now estimated at 12,141 acres with 50 percent containment. Fire officials have announced this schedule for the lifting of evacuations: The Fish Camp area will be open to the public ...

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