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Ben Fire Burning In Mormon Bar Area North Of Raymond

RAYMOND — As firefighters were busy fighting the nearly week-old Ferguson Fire burning west of Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, reports came in early this afternoon of another fire starting north of Eastman Lake near Raymond. At approximately 1 p.m., crews were called out to reports of a vegetation fire burning in the Mormon Bar area. The first engine ...

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Portion Of Road 407 Closed Due To Fire Damage To Bridge

RAYMOND – Road 407 east of Road 600 was closed due to the Raymond Fire, and will remain closed until repairs to the bridge can be completed. The Raymond Fire, which appears to have been started when a vehicle crashed (no official cause has yet been released) burned 40 acres along Road 407 and according to reporting from CHP, also ...

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Vegetation Fire Burning South Of Raymond

RAYMOND – Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire on Road 600 near Road 407. At about 11:45 a.m., just as crews were dealing with an 50-acre fire in the Planada area, reports came in of another about 30 miles to the southeast. There were also reports of a single-vehicle roll-over crash in the same area, but it is ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through June 10

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 4 to Sunday, June 10, 2018. Oakhurst missing juvenile On Monday, June 4 at 12:37 a.m. a deputy responded in regards to a runaway juvenile report. A report was written for documentation purposes and the juvenile was entered into the missing persons ...

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Sheriff Asks Public’s Help In Possible Attempted Abduction Case

RAYMOND – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in gathering information related to an incident that occurred on May 27, around 1:45 p.m. near the Raymond Post Office on Road 600. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a female juvenile walking in the area was approached by at least one male subject who was driving a midsize ...

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32nd Annual Raymond Parade: Celebrating Community

RAYMOND — The 32nd annual Raymond Parade, sponsored by the Raymond Community Association, steps off on Saturday, Apr.21 at high noon. Come rain or shine, this annual parade promises great old-time fun, so bring the kids and set up your chairs to enjoy a day with family and friends. Special after-parade events include a big raffle, arts and crafts booths, ...

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Driver Escapes Without Injuries In Road 400 Rollover Crash

COARSEGOLD – A Raymond woman walked away from a single-vehicle accident on Road 400 today, suffering only a few bruises after crashing her SUV off the side of the road. Just before 12:30 p.m., the 49-year-old driver was southbound on Road 400 just south of Road 415 when, for unknown reasons, she failed to negotiate a right-hand turn and crossed ...

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Vehicle Fire Spreads To Vegetation Near Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters quickly got a handle on a fire in the Raymond area that reportedly started when a motorhome caught fire. Just before 1:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a motorhome fire at an address on Eagle Drive just off Road 600. The first unit at scene reported the vehicle was fully involved and would be a ...

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Crews Respond To Vegetation Fire South Of Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters responded this morning to a vegetation fire burning just south of the community of Raymond. At 11:25 a.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a fire on Road 600 near Road 407. Nine engines, two hand crews, one dozer and a water tender responded, along with Air Attack, two air tankers and two helicopters. The first unit ...

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The History Mystery #56

On the Jan. 15, 1939, Southern Pacific Railroad Schedule there is a stop between Knowles and Knowles Junction off the Raymond train called Hillside, not Hills Pride, like the bar in Knowles, Hillside. In several references, including a 1934 Madera County map, Hillside is listed in an article about Alexander McGilvray, who ran the McGilvray Quarry until 1928 when the ...

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