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More Evacuations Lifted On Ferguson Fire, Now Over 94,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Moderate fire behavior on the Ferguson Fire today allowed crews to make significant progress on constructing and strengthening containment lines, say officials. The fire is now estimated at 94,331 with 39 percent containment. The mandatory evacuation order for the community of Wawona was lifted at 10 a.m. for residents only. Highway 41 remains closed between the south ...

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Evacuation Order Lifted For The Community Of Wawona

WAWONA – The evacuation order for the community of Wawona, inside Yosemite National Park, has been lifted as of 10 a.m. today. This area will be open to residents ONLY and will remain under a Fire Advisement – residents should remain aware and be prepared of a potential evacuation should conditions change. All residents will need to use the South ...

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Much Of Yosemite Still Closed As Ferguson Fire Reaches 91,500 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Though much of Yosemite National Park remains closed due to the Ferguson Fire, officials have not changed their estimated date of Aug. 15 for full containment. The fire is now estimated at 91,502 acres with 38 percent containment. Crews completed the firing operations on the southeast corner below Wawona. Mandatory evacuations for the community were lifted as ...

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No Increase In Acreage Reported On The Ferguson Fire Today

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Containment has begun to inch back up on the Ferguson Fire as it remained at 89,633 acres today, and is now estimated at 38 percent containment. The fire continues to keep visitors out of Yosemite National Park in the height of the summer season. Park officials announced today that the current closures will remain in effect indefinitely. ...

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Portions Of Yosemite To Remain Closed Indefinitely

YOSEMITE – Due to increased fire activity in the areas adjacent to and in Yosemite National Park, park administrators and fire managers have made the decision to extend the current park closures indefinitely. Fire managers are continuously assessing conditions in the area and will work directly with, and immediately advise park managers as conditions change and it becomes safe to ...

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Ferguson Fire Now Estimated At Nearly 90,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire grew by nearly 8,000 acres overnight and is now estimated at 89,633 acres with containment remaining at 35 percent. There has been no update from park officials on the reopening of Yosemite previously scheduled for today at 4 p.m. We expect to hear from them soon that portions of the park currently closed will ...

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Ferguson Fire Continues To Push North And East As Containment Drops

MARIPOSA COUNTY – High temperatures, low humidity and strong westerly winds challenged firefighters today and contributed to active fire behavior this afternoon as the Ferguson Fire continued to push north and east. The fire is now estimated at 81,699 acres, and is now 35 percent contained. On the north side of the Merced River near El Portal where the fire ...

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What Happens At The Incident Command Post On A Wildfire?

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Back in the day, we called it Fire Camp. It is officially known as the Incident Command Post, or ICP. Whatever moniker you choose, it’s the little town – constructed basically overnight – where everything done in support of the crews on the fireline happens. Though the French Fire was much smaller in comparison – just 13,835 ...

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Ferguson Fire Nearly 81,000 Acres, Closures Remain In Place

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire grew by 3,548 acres overnight as it continued to push to the north and east. The fire is now estimated at 80,755 acres, and with the expansion of the perimeter into Yosemite National Park yesterday, the percentage of the line that is contained has dropped to 36 percent. Overnight, firefighters monitored and patrolled the ...

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