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  • Status of Black Fores Fire Station 2 still up for debate

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    It's been four months since the Black Forest Fire Protection District board members eliminated part-time paid staffing at Fire Station 2. The move and the status of the station have been a point of contention for current and former board members and residents since the move was...

  • Black Forest fire chief's status remains muddled although board hasn't heard from Harvey in 11 weeks

    BY Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Black Forest Fire Chief Bob Harvey has not officially resigned, but his actions, including his refusal to communicate with the board, have amounted to a public resignation, fire district board members said Wednesday night. At its monthly meeting, the Black Forest Fire Rescue...

  • Calif. wildfires: Some 
evacuees return home

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    OAKHURST, Calif. - Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes. Nearly 1 square mile in Madera County had been scorched, revising earlier estimates that it...

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