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Ferguson Fire Makes Major Push Overnight, Now 4,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Ferguson Fire, burning in the Merced River Canyon between Mariposa and Yosemite National Park, is now estimated at 4,000 acres and is just 2 percent contained. There are currently 500 personnel assigned to the incident. Smoky conditions are challenging for air operations this morning. Crews are focused on securing fireline along Highway 140 and protecting structures ...

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Jerseydale Evacuated Ahead Of The Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A mandatory evacuation has been issued for the Jerseydale area, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, as the Ferguson Fire advances south. This includes all residences on Jerseydale Road, Hites Cove Road and all side roads from Triangle Road to the end of Hite Cove Road. Residents are advised to please evacuate as soon as possible ...

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Ferguson Fire Now 1,000 Acres, More Evacuations Ordered

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson fire, burning in the Merced River Canyon west of Yosemite National Park, is now estimated at about 1,000 acres. Smoky conditions have not allowed for exact mapping at this time. The fire is 5 percent contained. Fire activity picked up this afternoon about 3 p.m. as temperatures rose to near the 100 degree mark and ...

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Dozer Operator Killed In Rollover Accident On Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A dozer operator has been killed in a rollover accident on the Ferguson Fire burning along Highway 140 west of Yosemite. “It is with deep sadness that Cal Fire can confirm that this morning while battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest, Cal Fire Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney from the Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced ...

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Burnout Operations Create Smoky Conditions On Lions Fire

CLOVIS – Burn-out operations continue on the Lions Fire, burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, causing smoky conditions in the surrounding areas. Yesterday’s burn-out operations brought the Lions Fire to 3,575 acres and 35 percent containment. In a burn-out operation, firefighters introduce fire inside of containment lines and natural barriers, and allow it to move towards the approaching wildfire, thus ...

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Lions Fire Now Nearly 3,000 Acres, Smoke Impacts Central Sierra

CLOVIS – Smoke from the Lions Fire, burning entirely in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, continues to impact the Central Sierra. The lightning-caused fire was detected in early June and has grown to 2,959 acres as of Tuesday, June 26. Firefighters made progress meeting containment objectives on the fire yesterday. It is burning in rugged and inaccessible terrain primarily in the ...

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Road And Campground Closures On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – With the unprecedented number of hazard trees, the winter storm damage to many forest roads, and the associated risks of both, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) has issued a Forest Order closing certain roads, campgrounds and day use areas. In January and February 2017 the Sierra National Forest received heavy rain, snow, and winds that resulted in significant ...

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Sierra National Forest Now Hiring For Summer Jobs

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest will soon be filling numerous temporary positions with duty locations of Fresno, Trimmer, Prather, North Fork, Oakhurst, Big Creek, and Mariposa, Calif. Postings are open from June 13 to June 19. Candidates are encouraged to apply to any or all positions in which they might be interested. Please view and apply for the positions ...

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Damage From Railroad Fire Closes Trail In Nelder Grove Area

OAKHURST – The devastation of last year’s Railroad Fire has forced the closure of a popular hiking trail in the Nelder Grove area. The Shadow of the Giants National Recreation Trail will be closed until further notice. The Railroad Fire started Aug. 29, 2017, in the Sierra National Forest (SNF) south of Yosemite National Park, along Highway 41 near Sugar ...

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Developing Local Recreational Areas For OHV

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) has been awarded a grant from the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) programs to develop roads, trails, and other recreational areas. The SNF would like public input in developing the proposed actions, necessary to complete the environmental analysis for this programs possible incorporation into the National Forest transportation system. The ...

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