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  1. Wildfire Destroys More Homes; Cause "Under Investigation"Read the original story

    Sunday | KMPH-TV Fresno

    The wildfire near Oakhurst and Bass Lake Heights, called the Courtney Fire by firefighting officials, northeast of Fresno keeps going, and the number of homes destroyed keeps growing. Madera County Sheriff's Department officials reported that as of 4:22 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, 9-15-14, that 33 homes have now been destroyed and 3 damaged.

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  2. Hundreds Flee 2 California Wildfires; Homes BurnRead the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | ABC News

    ... Yosemite National Park in central California. Authorities there evacuated about 900 residents from 400 homes, Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said. The blaze has burned a less than a square mile and destroyed 21 structures - 20 of ...

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  3. 1,000 flee 2 wildfires in California1,000 flee 2 wildfires in...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... near Bass Lake in Central California, prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 residents out of 400 homes, Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said. OAKHURST, Calif. ( CBS/AP ) -- Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced ...

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  4. Courtney Fire (Madera County) Started 9/14/2014, updated 9/15/2014Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | Cal Fire

    ... 223 Road 222 between Road 432 (Rec Point) and Road 426 Road 426 between 222 and 223 CAL FIRE, USFS, CAL OES, Madera County Fire Department, Madera County Sheriff's Department, PG&E, Red Cross, Sierra Telephone, CHP, Hillview Water District, and ...

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  5. Hundreds evacuated in US wildfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | BBC News

    Two wildfires in California have forced hundreds of people to evacuate, including one lakeside town where almost two dozen buildings burned down. Officials evacuated 1,000 residents out of about 400 homes in Oakhurst, Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.

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  6. Crews seeking better access to fire near YosemiteRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart says firefighters on Monday also are working to build and reinforce containments lines on the blaze near a foothill community south of an entrance to Yosemite. State fire officials say about 900 residents out of some 400 homes have been evacuated since the central California fire began Sunday afternoon.

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  7. Wildfire Near Oakhurst and Bass Lake Still BurningRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | KMPH-TV Fresno

    ... 9-15-14 nearly 900 people are out of their homes, evacuated because the fires threaten some 300 structures. Madera County Sheriff's Department PIO Erica Stuart sent a news release that reports the fire has now burned more than 300 acres of land. ...

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  8. Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires near YosemiteRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

    Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes. The blaze, sparked Sunday afternoon near a foothill community south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park in central California, prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 residents out of about 400 homes, Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.

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  9. Four California wildfires force more than 1,000 to evacuateRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | GantDaily.com

    Los Angeles, CA, United States - Some 1,000 residents evacuated 400 homes in Madera County Sunday as a wildfire near Oakhurst burned about 320 acres while about 800 firefighters battled another fire that gutted nearly 4,000 acres of forest in El Dorado County. The Courtney fire that began 1:40 p.m. near Oakhurst, about 14 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, has destroyed at least 10 homes, , according to the Madera County Sheriff's Office.

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  10. Fire rages in town near YosemiteRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | SFGate

    (09-15) 08:36 PDT OAKHURST, MADERA COUNTY -- More than 1,000 people were forced to flee when a wildfire tore though a community south of Yosemite National Park, destroying 21 structures, authorities said. The Courtney Fire near Oakhurst (Madera ...

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  11. 1 of 2 California wildfires grows substantiallyRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes. The blaze, sparked Sunday afternoon near a foothill community south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park in central California, prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 residents out of about 400 homes, Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.

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  12. Hundreds Flee 2 Wildfires In Northern California; Homes BurnRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | CBS Local

    Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes. The blaze, sparked Sunday afternoon near a foothill community south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park in central California, prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 residents out of about 400 homes, Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.

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  13. 6,000 firefighters battle 11 major wildfires across stateRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Dry conditions due to the drought, coupled with high temperatures and low humidity, allowed several of the larger fires to grow quickly, Cal Fire said. Courtney Fire in Madera County east of Oakhurst is 320 acres and 20 percent contained.

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  14. Trio of California wildfires force evacuation of residentsRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Big News Network.com

    ... near Bass Lake in Central California, prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 residents out of 400 homes, Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said flames damaged or ...

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  15. Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage throughout northern CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Raw Story

    ... Sunday as wildfires raged through parts of drought-plagued northern California, officials said. Roughly 1,000 Madera County residents were ordered to evacuate as one blaze, dubbed the Courtney Fire, charred some 320 acres (129.5 hectares), ...

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  16. California Statewide Fire SummaryRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Rocklin and Roseville Today

    ... danger day: Courtney Fire, Madera County off Courtney Ln, east of Oakhurst * 320 acres - 20% contained * Evacuations in effect * 400 homes threatened Dog Bar Fire, ...

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  17. Northern Calif. wildfires force hundreds to fleeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | SFGate

    ... residents to flee their homes. About 400 firefighters struggled to control a fire that started near Oakhurst (Madera County) at 1:40 p.m. Sunday and burned about 320 acres by nightfall, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire ...

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  18. Hundreds flee as California wildfires ravage homesRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Washington Times

    One fire swept through Bass Lake in Central California, a resort area that's also home to many. Authorities have evacuated about 1,000 people living in 400 or so homes, Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart told The Associated Press.

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  19. Only renewables power Vermont cityRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

    ... near Bass Lake in Central California, prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 residents out of 400 homes, Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erika Stuart said. Farther north, a wildfire 60 miles east of Sacramento forced the evacuation of 133 ...

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  20. Governor Brown Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMARead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

    high temperatures have California firefighters battling the Courtney Fire in Madera County. Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to enable the ...

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