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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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Ferguson Fire Jumps Highway 41 In Yosemite, Heads For Badger Pass

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire continues to resist containment efforts as it moves farther into Yosemite National Park. At about 6:30 a.m. today, the fire jumped to the north side of the Merced River about a mile east of El Portal. It quickly became established in Crane Creek and began a run up the mountain toward Foresta, which has ...

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Ferguson Fire Jumps The Merced River South Of Foresta

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire has spotted north across the Merced River east of El Portal. The nearly 74,000-acre fire has been very active on the eastern perimeter over the last several days, and at about 6:30 a.m. today, reports came in that the fire had jumped the river about one mile east of El Portal. As of 8:45 ...

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Employees In Yosemite Valley Evacuated Ahead Of Ferguson Fire

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Valley is being evacuated of all non-essential personnel and residents as the Ferguson Fire continues its push to the east. According to park officials, the evacuation is due to limited road access to and from Yosemite Valley as firefighters are working along the roadways, and multiple hazards along El Portal Road, Big Oak Flat Road and Wawona ...

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Ferguson Fire Now 73,560 Acres, Spot Fire Near Wawona Contained

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire is now estimated at 73,560 acres with 41 percent containment. Ferguson Fire Unified Commanders, the U.S. Forest Service and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, will host a community meeting to discuss the current fire situation on Friday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Mountain Christian Center, located at 40299 Highway 49 ...

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Ferguson Fire Over 69,000 Acres, Community Meeting Scheduled

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Huge columns of smoke have been visible the last two days over the Ferguson Fire as the high pressure system weakens and the inversion lifts earlier in the day. The fire is now estimated at 69,440 acres and is 41 percent contained. Damage assessment teams have been able to get into some of the burn areas of ...

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The Ferguson Fire: How Do Firing Operations Work?

MARIPOSA COUNTY – When the Ferguson Fire was first reported just before sundown on Friday, July 13, initial estimates by the first units at scene reported it at about 100 acres. It was burning in extremely steep terrain through very dry fuels, and the Sierra National Forest is ground zero for tree mortality. Within 24 hours it had grown to ...

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Smoke From 68,610-Acre Ferguson Fire Closes Highway 120

MARIPOSA COUNTY –  The Ferguson Fire grew by 5,727 acres overnight and is now estimated at 68,610 acres with 39 percent containment. Officials are reporting this morning that a spot fire on the north has resulted in the closure of Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) because of smoke and congestion from firefighting vehicles and equipment. The road is closed ...

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