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Ferguson Fire Now Over 36,000 Acres, No New Evacuations Today

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A heavy inversion layer kept fire activity at a fairly moderate level for crews on the Ferguson Fire today, despite the high temperatures. The fire is now estimated at 36,102 acres with 16 percent containment. One nonresidential structure has been destroyed, say fire officials, and nearly 3,500 more are threatened. No new evacuations were ordered today. There ...

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Firefighters Secure Line North Of Jerseydale, Ferguson Fire Now 13% Contained

MARIPOSA COUNTY – As they move into day number 10 on the Ferguson Fire, crews are making progress on containment, now estimated at 13 percent. The fire has charred 33,743 acres and destroyed one nonresidential structure, say fire officials. The number of structures still threatened is reported at 3,494. There are currently 3,066 personnel assigned to the incident including 199 ...

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More Structures Threatened, Ferguson Fire Now Over 32,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – As temperatures continue to hover near the century mark, firefighters are powering through their ninth day on the lines of the Ferguson Fire. The fire is burning on both the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests and grew to 32,484 acres today with 6 percent containment. The number of structures threatened by the fire is now reported at ...

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Ferguson Fire Grows To Over 30,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire was active on most every front Saturday as it grew to 30,493 acres. It is just 6 percent contained. The number of personnel assigned to the incident has increased to 2,903, including 204 engines, 72 crews, 42 dozers, 38 water tenders, 17 helicopters, and fixed-wing aircraft as conditions allow. Most of the new line ...

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Ferguson Fire Now Over 29,000 Acres, More Evacuations Ordered

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire grew more than 1,900 acres today after the inversion lifted, with most of the activity on the north flank of the fire. It is now estimated at at 29,045 acres with 6 percent containment. Most of the increased acreage was north of Highway 140 near Ned’s Gulch where the fire spotted over yesterday. Both ...

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Ferguson Fire Grows By 2,500 Acres Overnight

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire continues to challenge firefighters as it pushes north across the Merced River along Highway 140 west of Yosemite National Park. The Ferguson Fire grew more than 2,500 acres throughout the day and into the night hours Friday as the inversion layer lifted and fire activity increased in many areas of the fire’s footprint. It ...

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Ferguson Fire Now 24,450 Acres, Spotted Across Merced River

MARIPOSA COUNTY – More than 2,700 people are involved in the firefight south of Highway 140 in Mariposa County, battling sweltering heat along with a fire that keeps pushing through incredibly steep and dangerous terrain. The Ferguson Fire, now in its seventh day, is estimated at 24,450 acres and 7 percent containment. The fire spotted north across the Merced River ...

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Ferguson Fire Jumps The Merced River To The North

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Just after 3 p.m. the Ferguson Fire spotted across the Merced River to the north and onto the Stanislaus National Forest at the north end of Ferguson Ridge in the river’s dogleg west of Cedar Lodge. Helicopters were called in to work what was reported as two spot fires. The largest is now reported to be 250 ...

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Fire Restrictions Put In Place On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – Fire restrictions go into effect on the Sierra National Forest beginning Saturday, July 21. Wood and charcoal fires will be restricted to designated recreation sites only, and other fire-related activities will be prohibited until the end of the 2018 fire year. Gas or propane fires are allowed with a free 2018 California campfire permit. “I am always hesitant ...

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Ferguson Fire Active Overnight, Now Nearly 23,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson fire remained active overnight and is now estimated at 22,892 acres and remains at 7 percent containment. There was active fire behavior along Highway 140 in the dogleg of the Merced River west of Cedar Lodge, and also west of Pinoche Ridge and on the southeastern corner near Granite Ridge. Crews working along the highway ...

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