Single family home destroyed after fire in Merced County
A house fire that threatened several other homes nearby was contained and nobody was injured, officials said. But the blaze reminded neighbors of another fire that destroyed four homes and displaced 15 residents years ago.
Fire crews continue to battle the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County, Calif., on Saturday, July 21, 2018. According to Cal Fire Public Information Officer, Michael Whitaker, the fire has burned more than 27,000 acres and is 7 percent contained.
The Applegate Park Zoo took in a mule deer that needed rescuing and she happened to be pregnant with twins, which arrived about a month ago, according to head keeper Donna McDowell. Staff plans an event to show them all off Sunday at the zoo.
According to Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Public Information Officer, Natasha Fouts-Noble, the Ferguson Fire has burned more than 12,000 acres and is about five percent contained, in Mariposa County, Calif., on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
What possibly started as a debris fire spread to a home in the 500 block of Spur Court about 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, according to Merced City Fire Battalion Chief Jeremy Franklin. No injuries were reported, he said.
A man described as being in his early 20s was shot multiple times in the upper body around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018, near Plainsburg Road and Childs Avenue in Planada, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Office.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich, speaks about firefighter and dozer operator Braden Varney, 36, who died while fighting the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County, Calif., on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
Some area visitors have been told they must evacuate campsites and find an alternate route to Yosemite National Park as crews battle the Ferguson Fire along Highway 140 in Mariposa County, Calif., on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
A male bicyclist was transported to Mercy Medical Center with major head injuries after being struck by a car in the southbound lanes of G Street according to Merced Police Capt. Bimley West, in Merced, Calif., on Thursday, July 12, 2018.