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Cal Fire Adds New Demonstration State Forest

SACRAMENTO–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced today the addition of a new demonstration state forest and more than 1,200 acres to its demonstration state forest system. Acquisition of these areas continue to increase opportunities for forest restoration, critical research, and public recreation, and build upon the valuable role of California’s demonstration state forest system to ...

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Fire Alert Road 415 and Polk Ranch Road

YOSEMITE LARKS PARK–A residential structure with a threat to the vegetation has been reported near Road 415 and Polk Ranch Road in the Yosemite Lakes Park area. Ground, air and structure crews are battling the fire at this time. Upon arrival, fire crews found a structure fully involved in fire with minimal extension into the vegetation. Potential for the vegetation ...

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Fire Alert Mariposa Highway 140 and Mt Bullion Cutoff

MARIPOSA–A vegetation fire has been reported in the Mariposa area near Highway 140 and Mt Bullion Cutoff Road. Ground and air crews are battling the fire at this time.  We will update this article as more information is available. This is the Squirrel Fire. Authorities are reporting the fire is currently 5 acres. No evacuations are taking place however, Highway ...

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Fire Alert Road 415 Coarsegold

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COARSEGOLD–A vegetation fire has been reported in the Coarsegold area near Road 415 and Rivercrest Road. Ground and air crews are battling the fire at this time. No structures are threated, no evacuations are in progress and roads are open at this time. We will update this article as more information is available. This is the Springs Fire.   Update ...

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Fork Fire Local Assistance Center

NORTH FORK–The Madera County Office of Emergency Services is pleased to announce the availability of a Local Assistance Center (LAC) following the recent Fork Fire. The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop-shop with critical government services for residents who have been impacted by the Fork Fire. Residents will be able to replace lost or destroyed vital documents (ID, financial information, ...

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Yosemite Fires Continue To Burn

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Several fires continue to burn in Yosemite National Park (YNP) including the Red and Rodgers Fires which have been burning since the beginning of August. The park also has several lightning caused fires that are all less than 1/4 of an acre and contained except one fire, The Empire Fire. Current Fire Activity As of Friday, September 16, ...

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Third Fire Ignites in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–A third wildland fire has been discovered in Yosemite National Park near the Aspen Valley area. This is the Aspen Fire. The fire was discovered  yesterday, 9.4.2022, by a firefighting helicopter that was working on the Red Fire, which has been burning in the park since August. None of the fires have caused any road closures or are ...

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Yosemite Fires Red And Rodgers Updates

YOSEMITE–The Rodgers Fire and The Red Fire are naturally caused lightning fires in the wilderness of Yosemite National Park with no threat to structures or critical infrastructure. The burn pattern on both fires can be described as mosaic, meaning patches of fire spread across the landscape. The fire is cleaning up dead and downed fuels on the ground to make ...

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California Creates First Military Firefighting Strike Team

Cal OES and California Military Department Partner to Create Nations First Military Firefighting Strike Team. This Partnership Helps Strengthen the State’s Ability to Quickly Respond to Climate-Driven Disasters MATHER, CALIFORNIA — Highlighting the state’s commitment to innovative solutions to tackle climate-induced natural disasters, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Military Department today announced the ...

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Red Fire Burns in Yosemite’s High Country

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Red Fire was reported on August 4th, 2022. The fire is burning in Yosemite’s high country between Red Creek and Illilouette Creek at approximately the 7,800-foot elevation. The fire was caused by lightning from thunderstorms in the area.     August 4th Yosemite Fire and Aviation reported a new fire burning between Red Creek and Illilouette Creek. ...

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