First fire of the season burns about 200 acres

Another blaze reported in North Fork area

This photo was taken shortly after the Live Oak Fire started last Thursday afternoon in Mariposa County. Photo by Christina Manuel

It was something everyone seemed to “feel” last Thursday afternoon.

It was just after 2 p.m. and, for those who have an emergency scanner, the tones are more than familiar.

Whenever those tones go out and the dispatcher comes on the air and begins requesting engines, it gets the attention of everyone. That is especially true when the engine numbers begin wit...

An online subscription is required to view news content on this website.

To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free access to the online edition; current subscribers please click here to request your free access.