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Crews Focus On Stopping Northerly Spread Of Ferguson Fire

YOSEMITE – Firefighters on the Ferguson Fire continue to focus their efforts on stopping the spread north into Yosemite Valley. The fire is now estimated 95,544 acres with 80 percent containment. The active part of the fire is now entirely within Yosemite National Park and the critical fight remains on the finger of fire reaching north near the confluence of ...

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Active Firefight Remaining On Ferguson Fire Is Inside Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Crews continue to make good progress on the Ferguson Fire, still estimated at 95,104 acres, now at 80 percent containment. At 8 a.m. this morning evacuations were lifted for Foresta – the last community to be repopulated. Also, Big Oak Flat Road opened at 8 a.m. to residents and employees only. There is no word yet on when ...

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Good Progress On Ferguson Fire Overnight, Now 79 Percent Contained

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters continue to gain the upper hand on the Ferguson Fire, now estimated at 95,104 acres with 79 percent containment. Crews continue to focus their efforts on the finger of the fire reaching toward Yosemite Valley, and stopping the spread to the North and South Rims of the Valley. Overnight, firefighters took advantage of higher relative humidity ...

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Another Vegetation Fire, This One In Catheys Valley

CATHEYS VALLEY – Before a fire north of Raymond could be controlled, another roadside fire – this one in Catheys Valley – prompted another dispatch. At about 5:20 p.m., reports came in of a fire burning along Highway 140 between Old Highway and Chase Ranch. The first engine was at scene within minutes and reported the fire at about 1/2 ...

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Fire Burning Along Road 600 North Of Raymond

RAYMOND – Crews are at scene of a vegetation fire burning north of Raymond on Road 600. At about 4:30 p.m., reports came in of a fire between the town of Raymond and the intersection of Road 600 and Road 415. The first unit at scene reported the fire at 5 to 7 acres with a moderate rate of spread ...

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California Wildfires Char 644,000 Acres, Destroy 2,000 Structures

CALIFORNIA – Over 14,000 firefighters are on the front lines of 15 large wildfires across California. To date, these fires have burned over 644,000 acres and damaged or destroyed over 2,000 structures. Although many evacuation orders were lifted yesterday evening, more than 15,000 residents remain under evacuation. The Mendocino Complex is now the largest fire in state history, and the ...

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Ferguson Fire Nearly 95,000 Acres, More Evacuations Lifted

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters had a productive shift on the Ferguson fire today, and officials expect more sections of the fireline moved into the containment column over the next few days. The fire is now estimated at 94,992 acres with 43 percent containment. Evacuations were lifted for the Highway 140 corridor and Yosemite West, and Highway 120 was reopened. Motorists ...

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