2012-05-10 / Front Page

Fifth Street continues to broil

Entire block razed

Firefighting resources converge on downtown Mariposa. (Jill Ballinger | The Gazette)Firefighting resources converge on downtown Mariposa. (Jill Ballinger | The Gazette)At this hour Fifth Street in downtown Mariposa continues to burn.
Fire resources from all over Mariposa County are on scene and resouces from Madera and Merced Counties have been summoned.

The blaze has not jumped across Fifth Street and is being contained by firefighters to that half block. All of the businesses on that street have been destroyed including the iconic Pizza Factory, Mariposa County Arts Council, containing numerous works by various artists, Grace Note Chimes, and Pony Expresso.

Further details will be released as they become available. Look for a complete report and photographic spread in the next edition of the Mariposa Gazette.

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Sorry to hear of the 5th

Sorry to hear of the 5th street disaster. When we can come to visit , well, let's just say, a loss of the Pizza icon is saddening.

This is such a tragic event

This is such a tragic event for Mariposa and the shop owners and operators that had bussisness in this block of 5th Street. We loved the Pizza Factory, Grace Notes had only recently located to a shop and the wonderful Arts Council will be sadly missed. Bobbie and Alan Rankin Mariposa

I sure hope everyone is ok. I

I sure hope everyone is ok. I have been away from Mariposa for almost 5 years now. What a horrible thing to happen.

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