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Fire Restrictions Put In Place On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – Fire restrictions go into effect on the Sierra National Forest beginning Saturday, July 21. Wood and charcoal fires will be restricted to designated recreation sites only, and other fire-related activities will be prohibited until the end of the 2018 fire year. Gas or propane fires are allowed with a free 2018 California campfire permit. “I am always hesitant ...

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Ferguson Fire Active Overnight, Now Nearly 23,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson fire remained active overnight and is now estimated at 22,892 acres and remains at 7 percent containment. There was active fire behavior along Highway 140 in the dogleg of the Merced River west of Cedar Lodge, and also west of Pinoche Ridge and on the southeastern corner near Granite Ridge. Crews working along the highway ...

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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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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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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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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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Dense Smoke Continues To Hamper Air Attack Of Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – On the anniversary of the devastating Detwiler Fire of 2017 that burned nearly 82,000 acres, forced the evacuation of hundreds of people, and destroyed 130 structures, residents of Mariposa County are once again on edge waiting to see what the Ferguson Fire is going to do next. Unfortunately, no update on acreage is available as of this ...

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