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Ferguson Fire Now 21,500 Acres, Still 7 Percent Contained

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire, burning south of Highway 140 in Mariposa County, grew by just 500 acres today, according to the latest numbers from fire managers. The fire is now estimated at 21,541 acres and is still 7 percent contained. As of this evening, no structures have been damaged or destroyed. There are currently 2,711 personnel assigned to ...

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Ben Fire Burning In Mormon Bar Area North Of Raymond

RAYMOND — As firefighters were busy fighting the nearly week-old Ferguson Fire burning west of Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, reports came in early this afternoon of another fire starting north of Eastman Lake near Raymond. At approximately 1 p.m., crews were called out to reports of a vegetation fire burning in the Mormon Bar area. The first engine ...

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Community Meetings On Ferguson Fire, Live Streaming Available

MARIPOSA – There will be two community meetings on the Ferguson Fire on Friday, July 20. The first will be held at the Wawona Community Center, 7925 Chilnualna Falls Road from 3 to 4 p.m. The second meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Building A. The Unified Commanders – US Forest Service, ...

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Ferguson Fire Grows To Over 21,000 Acres, Thunderstorms Possible

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire, burning south of Highway 140 in Mariposa County, has now grown to 21,041 acres and is 7 percent contained. As of this morning, no structures have been damaged or destroyed, and no further evacuations have been ordered. There are currently 2,149, personnel assigned to the incident including 166 engines, 55 crews, 29 dozers, 21 ...

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Smoke Continues To Hamper The Air Ops On Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – It was another hot and humid day on the Ferguson Fire as it continues to push south and east. As of this posting, a new estimate on the size of the fire has not come out. We will update here when that happens. This morning the fire was estimated at 17,319 acres with 5 percent containment. Resources ...

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YLP Arsonists Win Partial Appeals Victory, One Released From Prison

FRESNO – The couple convicted of starting numerous fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) community and surrounding area in 2013 has won a partial victory as some of their convictions have been reversed on appeal. However, Alice Waterman was released from prison on June 9, according to District Attorney David Linn, because she had served her time. Kenneth Jackson ...

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Ferguson Fire Grows To Over 17,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire continues to push out in all directions, growing 4,000 acres overnight. The fire is now 17,319 acres and is still estimated at 5 percent containment. No new evacuations have been ordered in the past 24 hours. Fire managers describe the fire activity overnight as “fairly quiet,” with activity picking up in the area around ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 15

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 9 to Sunday, July 15, 2018. Oakhurst vehicle stop results in arrest for possession On Monday, July 9 at 3:30 a.m. a deputy conducted a vehicle stop on a suspicious vehicle leaving a closed businesses located in the Enterprise Center. The driver ...

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Ferguson Fire Now Over 12,500 Acres, Continues To Threaten Jerseydale

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Mountain area residents woke to another day of dense smoke as the Ferguson Fire continues to burn south of Highway 140 in Mariposa County. The fire is estimated at 12,525 acres with 5 percent containment. Because the fire has now moved into Cal Fire’s areas of protection (State Responsibility Area), it is now under Unified Command with ...

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