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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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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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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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