PJ Kuzmitski, 14, whose leg was amputated after a practice injury, had his spirits lifted with a visit from his teammates and Clovis High players on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Valley Children's Hospital.
Evergreen Conference Center of Oakhurst Director Steve Rumage tells about the decision to offer meals to law enforcement after the power went out and ECCO was ordered to evacuate due to the Railroad Fire.
Tourists Graham and Ann Fraser of Oceanside returned to the Tenaya Lodge Wednesday to collect their belongings after the Railroad Fire forced the hotel to evacuate its guests Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Ann, who has a form of Parkinson's disease, returned for her medication.
A vegetation fire, named the Railroad Fire, which began at 1 p.m., Aug. 29, had grown to 300 acres just a couple hours later. It is burning in steep terrain with heavy fuel west of Highway 41 near Sugar Pine. The highway has been closed, and mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Sugar Pine, Sugar Pine Camp and Fish Camp. About 200 personnel were on scene, including 15 engines, four hand crews, three helicopters and 10 air tankers. Additional resources have been ordered.
Paul Ratchford, general manager of Tenaya Lodge near Yosemite National Park, describes how his staff watched the Railroad Fire grow and began making preparations to evacuate the lodge on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.
After the rampaging Detwiler Fire devastated a large portion of Mariposa County in July, the importance of keeping defensible space around homes and property was made all the more clear. The defensible space inspection team from Cal Fire's Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit offers these tips on how to make sure your home is one that can be saved during wildfires.
Video posted to Facebook by Sierra Star reporter Mark Evan Smith shows a helicopter dropping a load of water on a spreading grass fire near Sierra Pines Church off Highway 49 near Oakhurst, Calif. June 29, 2017. The fire burned 5.1 acres and was 60 percent contained by late afternoon Thursday.
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Cal Fire personnel are proactive in downing dead trees in the Shaver Lake area to try and protect homes from the potential of fire from the tinderbox situation of more than 60 million dead trees due to the bark beetle infestation.