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Ferguson Fire Is Now 100 Percent Contained

YOSEMITE – It has been 37 days since the Ferguson Fire began burning in the Merced River Canyon near Savage Trading Post, and today officials have announced that the fire is 100 percent contained at 96,904 acres. The fire has scorched land on the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests, inside Yosemite National Park, on BLM holdings, and in Cal Fire’s ...

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Date Set To Reopen Highway 41 Inside Ferguson Fire

YOSEMITE – As crews continue their work to get final containment on the northern edge of the Ferguson Fire, the estimated acreage remains unchanged at 96,824 acres, and officials are reporting the containment at 87 percent for the fourth day in a row. Highway 41 (Wawona Road) between Chinquapin Junction (Yosemite West) and the Tunnel View is expected to open ...

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Archery Season Begins Saturday, Check Forest Closures Before You Go

CLOVIS – Hunting season for the archer will begin in California Hunting Zone D7, on the Sierra National Forest (SNF) on Saturday, Aug. 18. Forest officials would like to inform the public of closures and restrictions that are in place due to the Ferguson and Lions Fires. The Ferguson Fire has burned 96,824 acres and is close to being fully ...

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Northern Perimeter Holding On The Ferguson Fire

YOSEMITE – The Ferguson Fire is holding at an estimated 96,810 acres with 87 percent containment. Crews continue the slow, deliberate process of backing the fire down the steep canyon just south of the entrance to Yosemite Valley between Highways 41 and 140. The final section of line to be contained remains between Elephant Rock and Turtleback Back Dome, and ...

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Crews Successful Keeping Ferguson Fire Out Of Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE – The Ferguson Fire is now estimated at 96,810 acres and is 87 percent contained. Another section of line along Highway 41 has been added to the total containment as crews have now secured the line about a mile north of Glacier Point Road. The work of slowly backing the fire down the steep canyon from Highway 41 to ...

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Yosemite Valley Reopens Today As Ferguson Fire Nears Containment

YOSEMITE – Crews continue to make good progress containing the Ferguson Fire on the northern perimeter just outside the entrance to Yosemite Valley. The fire is now estimated at 96,606 acres and is 86 percent contained. Yosemite Valley reopens to the public today at 9 a.m., after being closed since July 25 due to fire suppression activities and heavy smoke. ...

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Good Progress Overnight On Ferguson Fire, Now 86 Percent Contained

YOSEMITE – Firefighters continue their efforts to contain the last remaining active fire, burning near the entrance to Yosemite Valley between Highways 41 and 140. The Ferguson Fire is now estimated at 96,457 acres and is 86 percent contained The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Wawona reopen today at 9 a.m. (see details below). Yosemite Valley is scheduled to ...

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More Fireline Secured As Ferguson Fire Nears 96,000 Acres

YOSEMITE – Firefighters continue their efforts to contain the northern perimeter of the Ferguson fire, now estimated at 95,946 acres with 83 percent containment. Firing operations were completed along Highway 41 yesterday to Elephant Rock, and a sprinkler system is assisting firefighters in ensuring the fire doesn’t move outside the containment lines. Spot fires continue to be an issue as ...

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Fight To Keep Ferguson Fire Out Of Yosemite Valley Continues

YOSEMITE –  The Ferguson Fire is holding at 95,544 acres this morning, and is 82 percent contained. However, the final challenge remains – keep the fire from spreading into Yosemite Valley and onto the South Rim. The work is focused on the northern perimeter in the triangle created by Highway 140, Highway 41 and Grouse Creek drainage. Firing operations are ...

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