The fire danger in Mariposa County — and throughout much of the West — is extremely high this year.
An ongoing drought coupled with extreme heat makes that danger even higher, especially as the hottest months of the year are upon the area.
Local residents — and visitors — are asked to practice fire prevention as much as possible, including making sure chains on vehicles aren't dragging, doing any yard work involving mowing before 10 a.m., making sure weed eaters are used properly and so mu...
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