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Wildfire destroys home, 90 acres

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webmaster | 05/21/13

A fast-moving wildfire burned through at least 90 acres south and west of Yosemite Lakes Park on Sunday before being stopped by Cal Fire crews.

The fire began along the roadside on Road 400 about 3 p.m. Sunday and destroyed one home and numerous outbuildings. Heavy smoke blanketed the area.

Gusting winds of 18 to 20 mph whipped the flames into moving walls of fire, according to area residents.

Madera County Battalion Chief James Forga said Cal Fire helicopters and air tanker planes were brought in to stop the blaze from spreading in the rough, mountainous terrain...


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