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Merced Fire Department, Police and animal control rescue dog

On January 9th, 2019, just before noon Merced Police animal control responded to a stranded dog at Bear Creek and the R Street overcrossing. The…

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A fire at the Hilmar Cheese Factory was seen from several miles away

Hilmar, CA- An investigation by both the cheese factory and Cal Fire is ongoing into the cause of a fire that started at the Cheese…

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New fire chief Alcorn to replace chief Wilkinson

Deputy Fire Chief Billy Alcorn has been named Acting Fire Chief to replace Fire Chief Michael Wilkinson. Wilkinson abruptly retired Monday evening. Alcorn started at…

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This is what happened to the Merced theater that caught on fire

On November 9th, 2018, at approximately 7:40 p.m., The City of Merced Fire Department received a call of a structure fire at the UA Regency…

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Investigators say the Ferguson Fire was caused by a vehicle

U.S. Forest Service investigators have determined the cause of the Ferguson Fire to be vehicle-related. Specifically, investigators believe superheated pieces of a catalytic converter came…

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THEFT SUSPECT COMMITS ARSON AT ATWATER TARGET, POLICE ASK HELP TO IDENTIFY SUSPECT

On August 7, 2018 at 909PM Atwater Police & Cal Fire were dispatched to the Super Target in the 1000 block of Commerce Ave on…

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FERGUSON HAS BURNED OVER 34,000 ACRES IN MARIPOSA COUNTY

Madera Officers continue to provide mutual aid to Mariposa County agencies. Last night their officers were providing security to the area of Jerseydale, California on…

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ATWATER ALMOND TREE TEMPORARILY CLOSES, DUE TO FIRE

Due to the fire last night July 12, 2018, Owners had to shut down the location for now until repairs are completed. This is what…

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THIS IS HOW THE PLAYGROUND CAUGHT ON FIRE YESTERDAY

On July 6, 2018 at approximately 5:03 p.m., police and fire responded to Skylark Park, 648 Meadowlark Avenue for a fire. When officers arrived they…

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FIRE SPOTTED IN WINTON, NEAR THE CEMETERY

A Merced Gateway News viewer sent us these videos of a fire in Winton near the intersections of Gertrude Avenue and Winton Way, near the…

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