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JUNCTION FIRE LATEST UPDATE: The evacuation Shelter set up by America Red Cross is now closed. Madera County Sheriff John Anderson announced this morning that evacuations ordered due to the Junction Fire have been lifted in Oakhurst, and all roads are now open. CALFire crews are still working on the fire. 612 acres burned and it is now 40% contained. The cause remains under investigation.

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Posted 15 minutes ago

**Road 620 is now reopened. One structure suffered major damage to the interior. Firefighters contained the fire to the home. No spread to surrounding vegetation.** ... See MoreSee Less

Peggy Janssen Owens, Tess Galusha Adams and 23 others like this

Leisa JeanSo sorry for the loss of a home. 😞. Grateful it did spread.1 minute ago

Leisa JeanErica DenBeste Justin DenBeste2 minutes ago

Dana Fugate-SainzGood job putting it out. Sad that another family will be displaced.2 minutes ago

Janell BalaguyGood grief.13 minutes ago

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Posted 16 minutes ago

#Junction Fire map progression from the first Google Earth maps until the official that was released today. Dates of progression are on the images themselves. ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 45 minutes ago

Get back on the scanners! ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 47 minutes ago

**Road 620 is being closed down at highway 41 due to a structure fire spreading into the vegetation.** ... See MoreSee Less

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Martha Parmentier-VanamanIt's out. It was down our road.12   ·  30 minutes ago

Laura Hennessee-SmithWater dropper circling over & over & over from Yosemite Forks Estates, along the 41 towards Sky Ranch & Cedar Valley & back over to 620 - they're on it!14   ·  37 minutes ago

Debby Daniel CurranThey are on it! Smoke drastically reduced!4   ·  44 minutes ago

Hilary MckeonSeriously?????1   ·  30 minutes ago

Marsha Bingham TurnerDang it!2 minutes ago

Stephanie Cate EdgerlyWow! Thank God they got it out! 😄3 minutes ago

John BurnettIts out they got it road is open8 minutes ago

Martha Parmentier-VanamanAt the bottom of 620 across from Leaning Pine.11 minutes ago

Dayla Reagan-Buellyuck11 minutes ago

Karen Simonsenwhat structure?21 minutes ago

Theresa WilsonUGH~26 minutes ago

Tess Galusha AdamsYou've got to be kidding me32 minutes ago

Elizabeth ChristieOh NO!!35 minutes ago

Denise M Forney👎👎👎👎37 minutes ago

Brittany BakerOh no :-( here we go again.. 40 minutes ago

Jenna L VestUgh :(40 minutes ago

Edward L Rose;(40 minutes ago

Diane Mellogroan...41 minutes ago

Sarah JohnsonCanceling response 43 minutes ago

Kristen Johnson😢😩46 minutes ago

Janell BalaguyAwful smell at our house. I knew something was burning21 minutes ago

Michaela HensleeMatthew Costilla u alright!?42 minutes ago

Joe CamberGreat!!!25 minutes ago

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Posted 56 minutes ago

scanner traffic: structure fire Bissett station road 620 in Oakhurst has gone into the wildland ... See MoreSee Less

Howard Kent, Mathew Sands and 7 others like this

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Patricia MartinJust heard it on scanner,,,,,,54 minutes ago

Debby Daniel CurranI just called 911 too. Was out looking at the view.....not good.54 minutes ago

Amy McLoughlin2 fire trucks and 3 dozers just blasted by me in Coarsegold heading north52 minutes ago

Kamilla AllenOh no is this a flare up51 minutes ago

Krystal McnallyWhere's 62050 minutes ago

Paul MartyUnlike!49 minutes ago

Sharon RegertNot a flare up, new fire..Rd 620 is north of Oakhurst off Hwy 4149 minutes ago

Chandra DealOh boy1   ·  48 minutes ago

Cindy MuehlenbeckIt's just past the mountain house on the left before sky ranch48 minutes ago

Ginger Luke FoustSheila Kliewer, don't want to alarm you just warn you.1   ·  47 minutes ago

Debby Daniel CurranHelicopter flew over it with the bucket headed towards twin. I live above Batterson. Town okay?46 minutes ago

Debby Daniel CurranMaybe they are getting water. They are back!46 minutes ago

Kristina Marie Manente-McCartyAre you freaking kidding me, I've had enough heart attacks my parents Sherry Bissett and Marty Bissett live on that road45 minutes ago

Sarah JohnsonCanceling response.1   ·  44 minutes ago

Kristina Marie Manente-McCartyMom says they got it! :-)5   ·  42 minutes ago

Leisa JeanJustin DenBeste Erica DenBeste1   ·  42 minutes ago

Debby Daniel CurranHelicopter is heading back, smoke is 95% gone2   ·  39 minutes ago

Erica DenBesteHelicopter is circling above looks like they've got a good handle7   ·  39 minutes ago

Cindy MuehlenbeckYeah !! We all no to well what can happen !🚁🚒🚡1   ·  37 minutes ago

Jailyn MatthewsAmazing response!!4   ·  37 minutes ago

Pam StephensSure hope so!36 minutes ago

Leisa JeanSally J Walker34 minutes ago

Teri Newton-DeanIts a house and under control2   ·  12 minutes ago

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Posted 1 hour ago

Like many of us, I have some land in this area. After the fire, a lot of trees on it needed some clearing, so I went to Sears and bought a chain saw, because on the box it said "Guaranteed to cut a cord of wood a day."

So the first day out, I started clearing. At the end of the day, I was surprised to find I'd only cut a 1/4-cord of wood.

The next day, I got an early start, stopping only for a brief lunch and knocking off when supper time came around. But after stacking up the wood, I still had only cut a 1/2-cord of wood.

So the NEXT day, I got up at the crack of dawn, and I worked all day until nightfall without stopping. Even then, I'd only cut about 3/4 of a cord of wood!

Figuring there must be a problem with the saw, I took it back to Sears and complained to Dwan that the saw didn't perform as advertised. They put it up on the counter and started it, and I immediately had to ask, "What's that noise?!" ;-)
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Shad GundermanNow that's funny.1 hour ago

Jay Jayyeah..heard that joke some 40 years ago...1 hour ago

Michelle Pharis Frasherthank you. it is so nice after all our town has been thru in the last two days that you still have a sence of humor.2   ·  1 hour ago

Annette Sear JonesSounds like you have been working very hard. Sure the noise wasn't you breathing?1   ·  1 hour ago

Patricia MartinLMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!52 minutes ago

Lesley A. SmithConan thanks for all your blow by blow posts about the fire! We had to leave town & it was comforting to get the frequent updates. Thanks to Matty, Mathew Sands for creating Oakhurst Area, too!2   ·  28 minutes ago

Sharon Regertolder then dirt joke,,,but a good one, thanks20 minutes ago

Dwan FosterLove this! Thanks for the tag! ;)1   ·  3 minutes ago

Theresa WilsonLOL!1 minute ago

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Posted 3 hours ago

Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District will resume with classes starting on Thursday, August 21st. Oakhurst Elementary School starts at 8:00AM - We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 4 hours ago

Run for Gold pancake breakfast

The Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club will host a pancake breakfast and hamburger lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Oakhurst Community Center.

The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and children under 5 are free.The breakfast will be from 7-10 a.m. and will include pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, milk, coffee and orange juice. The lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include hamburgers, tri-tip and hot dogs.

Proceeds will go towards school grants.

Details: Kiwanis, (559) 683-4452.
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Sher're Adkins HendricksPerhaps. It's still a ways out. You'll have to remind me.2 hours ago

Desiree' Dean PetrosSher're Adkins Hendricks wanna take the kids?2 hours ago

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Posted 4 hours ago

**We would like to thank everyone in the community who participated on SNO during the Junction Fire. Though it sometimes overwhelmed our server with all the traffic, you were all very patient! Thanks for all the photos too. We tried to keep up, and apologize if some of your pics, messages or emails went unacknowledged. And of course we thank Cal Fire, Madera County Fire, Madera County Sheriff, Mariposa County Sheriff, the US Forest Service, Fish & Wildlife, the Department of Corrections, the CHP, the Office of Emergency Services, PG&E, Cal Trans, Sierra Telephone, Citizens on Patrol, the American Red Cross, CCADT, and countless others who volunteered in any way they could. Also, this fire is not "out" yet, so please stay vigilant, clear that defensible space, and register for MCAlert! Many Thanks, Gina and Kellie** ... See MoreSee Less

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Beverly StokesThank to everyone who helped out the town of Oakhurst. Thank God that the propane tanks were saved. Great job. Once again Gina, thank you for all info and updates.14   ·  4 hours ago

Mark WheelerMy wife was about to write off Facebook and many would not blame her but the news you provided and the comfort it gave in this very difficult time was beyond our expectations! Thanks you so very much from the Wheelers!17   ·  4 hours ago

Diane MelloThanks to all of you at SNO!!!!! What a job and thanks for hanging in there with all of us to get us the latest! Kudos!!!!4   ·  3 hours ago

Cindy WisemanYou did an awesome job SNO!! We have a great town!1   ·  3 hours ago

Deborah Courtright BellI really appreciate SNO's high standards, accurate information and local knowledge. You have the Bee and local TV beat by a country mile when it comes to mountain news.1   ·  3 hours ago

Jeff YaugherA huge Thank You to SNO, My Mom lives in town, as well as many friends, I am in So-Cal, and for a period there was no cell service to the Oakhurst area. Your reports and numerous updates helped me relax and not worry so much. Also Thanks to Sierra Telephone and Caltrans for allowing me to have some visual reassurance as well, via the webcams.1   ·  3 hours ago

Cindy Chidlaw DiazThanks to you for keeping us inform.1   ·  4 hours ago

Tim HargroveThank you to all of you that were up here on this fire. And thank you SNO17 minutes ago

Susan TempestaThank you , Gina for alway keeping it classy!23 minutes ago

Amy WeigelLove SNO!!! ❤️23 minutes ago

Chris Harmonwe thank YOU!!! As we drove home to Mariposa from work in Yosemite Valley we could see the smoke from the fire, and I said to my husband we could get the info as soon as we got home from SNO!!! And we did!! Very grateful for such a fast and accurate source of info!!! <3 <3 <330 minutes ago

Lesley A. SmithYou and Mathew Sands' Oakhurst Area were my go-to sites! GREAT JOB ALL!!!36 minutes ago

Chris Habeckerthank you for the updates on both the French Fire & the Junction fire!45 minutes ago

Shannon Nichelmannits great to have SNO to have a place with relevant, up to date info. Thank YOU.1 hour ago

Sue PlummerYou were amazing! Thank you so much.1 hour ago

Heidi KlothNo one in my family ever received ANY notifications to our cell phones of the need or possible need to evacuate on Monday and we were in an evacuation location. I personally have registered with MCALERT "Twice". Am I the only one that had this problem?2 hours ago

Jo NunesThanks to Sierra News Online. You kept us informed and we appreciate it so much.2 hours ago

Teresa Flory DruenThank you, I was able to stay informed from all the way here in Kentucky!!2 hours ago

Laura Ayres HaythThank YOU for being the lifeline to many of us!2 hours ago

Dee Dee Cardin-MelloGreat job with the coverage, as many have family and friends up there.2 hours ago

Stephen FosterThank you SNO!3 hours ago

Omega EdwardsGod Bless you all 🙏3 hours ago

Melissa CourtneyThank you at SNOn we are so lucky to have you guys for up to date verified information hub.3 hours ago

Deb Meyeris there anything needed?3 hours ago

Jeff HendersonI live in San Diego but feel like part of the town when I visit. I am thankful to the firefighters for their hard work and quick response.3 hours ago

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Posted 5 hours ago

Foam core sign material is just $1 for signs the size of the cheerleaders and $1 for 2 wide-line markers at Dollar Tree. Saying thank you here is great but saying thank-you on signs throughout the community will get the message to the fire crews. ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 5 hours ago

Another great article written by the Sierra Star ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted 6 hours ago

Umm... I know you know what I'm talking about. Lol ;) ... See MoreSee Less

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Mathew SandsIf anything, it's probably safer to shoot there now with less brush1   ·  6 hours ago

Krystle RenéeHaha ikr6 hours ago

Jarrod McKnellyWat6 hours ago

Rod PoplarchickWould not be a secret if we told you3   ·  5 hours ago

Terry WaiteHead down 41 turn right drive until you pass where the old house used to be if you get the end of the road you gone too far need to turn around and try try it again3   ·  5 hours ago

Krystle RenéeLol i know where it is1   ·  5 hours ago

Khris BrantSecret squirrel. .. what? Dem squirrels are good eatin. Especially the gray, grounds are kinda tough. When yer done you get to hang the big fluffy tail from yer cowboy hat. Yack, yack, yack, lol1   ·  3 hours ago

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Posted 6 hours ago

Does anyone know if 222 is open to Bass Lake? ... See MoreSee Less

Lynn BottAll roads are open, all evacuations are lifted. Just be careful, lots of fire equipment out there still and firefighters.6 hours ago

Mathew SandsYes it was reported earlier in this group that it is open. All evacuations have been lifted and all roads are open.6 hours ago

Ginny BoswellYes it is!! All road closure's are opened6 hours ago

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Posted 7 hours ago

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Posted 7 hours ago

YAY!!!! I'm home! My dogs are ecstatic. First thing they did was go in their little wading pool LOL. My plants suffered since when the electricity went off so did my pump and no one here to turn it back on...but most of them will make it. Thank you firefighters for an AWESOME job. And ty for all those offering help. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mathew SandsAwesome Nina!1   ·  7 hours ago

Nina LeeThis scene near my house when I evacuated on Monday evening.. Building in picture is Old Corral area. The fact the firefighters were able to contain this fire in so short of time is amazing.7   ·  7 hours ago

Megan RalphGlad you're back home OK Nina.1   ·  6 hours ago

Nina LeeSo nice to be home.6 hours ago

Bettie Perryso happy all is well.1   ·  6 hours ago


Nina LeeIf you drive down 222 today you cannot even tell the fire was close6 hours ago

Mathew SandsI drove down 222 yesterday and I was shocked to see that you could see no sign of fire over there1   ·  6 hours ago

Cheral StewartThinking of you and your dogs! Hope everything goes well getting it 100% contained.1   ·  2 hours ago

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Posted 7 hours ago

The evacuation Shelter set up by #AmericaRedCross is set to close at 3 PM today. #MaderaCountySheriff John Anderson announced this morning that evacuations ordered due to the #JunctionFire have been lifted in Oakhurst, and all roads are now open. #CALFire crews are still working on the fire. The cause remains under investigation. ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 7 hours ago

The Piccolotti Family, a Wasuma family, lost their home in the #JunctionFire. They lost everything with the exception of the clothes they were wearing. Wasuma PTA will be at Wasuma Elementary from 5-6pm this evening to accept gift card donations only. President Dalene Stephens will keep the cards secure and will ensure that the family receives them. If you are unable to bring them to the school this evening please contact Principal Jason Mercier at jmercier@basslakesd.org. Thank you in advanced for any assistance that you are able to offer this family. ... See MoreSee Less