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Some Evacuations Lifted As Ferguson Fire Nears 38,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – As some residents on the south end of the Ferguson Fire were allowed to return home, visitors in Yosemite National Park were told to pack up and leave. Just after 1 p.m. today, park officials announced that Yosemite Valley and Wawona will close at noon tomorrow, July 25, to all visitors in all hotels and campgrounds due ...

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Portions Of Yosemite National Park To Close Ahead Of Ferguson Fire

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that parts of the park will be closed as the nearly 37,000 acre Ferguson Fire moves ever-eastward toward Highway 41 and the communities of Wawona and Yosemite West. Yosemite Valley and Wawona will close at noon tomorrow, July 25, to all visitors due to the ongoing impacts of the fire. These closures ...

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Firefighters Make Good Progress, Ferguson Fire 25 Percent Contained

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters made good progress on the Ferguson Fire overnight, holding the growth to just 485 acres. The fire is now estimated at 36,587 acres with 25 percent containment. Of the nearly 3,500 structures threatened over the 11 days since the fire started, just one nonresidential structure has been destroyed. No new evacuations have been ordered since Sunday ...

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Community Meeting On Ferguson Fire In Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE – The Unified Commanders of the Ferguson Fire – Cal Fire, U.S. Forest Service and Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office – will be hosting a community meeting to discuss the current situation at 11 a.m. today, July 24, at the Yosemite Valley Auditorium, 9035 Village Drive in Yosemite National Park. Officials will be giving an operational overview briefing, highlighting the ...

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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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