Wednesday , June 28 2017

Local Fires

Prop 47 may impact fire crews

A new law may make it harder for non-violent inmates, who help to fight wildfires in California, to qualify to be on the front lines.Prop 47 reduces penalties for non-violent crimes, like drug possession. This could deplete the pool of jail inmates who qualify for fire duty. Voters passed the …

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Yosemite Fire Update #26

The Dog Rock Fire is 311 acres with 100% contained. The Meadow Fire is at 4,772 acres and 98% contained. Other smaller fires continue to burn and smolder within Yosemite’s Wilderness. With rain in the forecast, many of these smaller fires may be put out.

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Yosemite Fire Update #24 – October 13, 2014

A Type 3 incident management team is now managing the Dog Rock Fire, and will continue to manage the fire until full containment is achieved. They will rehabilitate firelines and return the fire area to as natural condition as possible. The fire is at 311 acres, and with 95 % …

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Dog Rock Fire Update for October 12, 2014 at 8 am

Firefighters have completed debris removal on Hwy 140/El Portal Road to allow both lanes to open this morning. The Highway 140 entrance to the park will re-open today at 8:00 AM this morning. Firefighters and fire engines will be stationed along the highway travelers should use extreme caution and expect …

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Dog Rock Fire

County: Mariposa County Location: Hwy 140 at Indian Creek, El Portal Community Administrative Unit: Yosemite National Park Acres Burned:311 – Containment:100% Date Started: October 7, 2014 3:05 pm Evacuations:Lifted Incident Hotline:209/372-0327, 209/372-0328, or 209/372-0329 Comments: The Dog Rock Fire began this afternoon at Dog Rock on the El Portal Road …

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meadow fire

County: Mariposa County Location: East of Little Yosemite Valley Administrative Unit: Yosemite National Park Acres Burned: 4,772 – Containment: 100% Cause: Lightning Date Started: August 15, 2014 12:00 am Phone Numbers: (209) 372-0356 (Fire Information) Announcements: The Fire is located within the designated wilderness of the Yosemite National Park in …

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Courtney Fire

County: Madera County - Oakhurst Date Started: September 14, 2014 1:50 pm Cause: Under Investigation Injuries: 4 Location: Courtney Lane and 7 Hills Rd, Oakhurst Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Acres Burned: 320 – Containment: 100% Structures Destroyed: 30 residences, 19 outbuildings, 13 vehicles and 4 recreational vehicles destroyed …

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