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Smoke Continues To Hamper The Air Ops On Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – It was another hot and humid day on the Ferguson Fire as it continues to push south and east. As of this posting, a new estimate on the size of the fire has not come out. We will update here when that happens. This morning the fire was estimated at 17,319 acres with 5 percent containment. Resources ...

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Ferguson Fire Grows To Over 17,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire continues to push out in all directions, growing 4,000 acres overnight. The fire is now 17,319 acres and is still estimated at 5 percent containment. No new evacuations have been ordered in the past 24 hours. Fire managers describe the fire activity overnight as “fairly quiet,” with activity picking up in the area around ...

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Ferguson Fire Now Over 12,500 Acres, Continues To Threaten Jerseydale

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Mountain area residents woke to another day of dense smoke as the Ferguson Fire continues to burn south of Highway 140 in Mariposa County. The fire is estimated at 12,525 acres with 5 percent containment. Because the fire has now moved into Cal Fire’s areas of protection (State Responsibility Area), it is now under Unified Command with ...

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Dense Smoke Continues To Hamper Air Attack Of Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – On the anniversary of the devastating Detwiler Fire of 2017 that burned nearly 82,000 acres, forced the evacuation of hundreds of people, and destroyed 130 structures, residents of Mariposa County are once again on edge waiting to see what the Ferguson Fire is going to do next. Unfortunately, no update on acreage is available as of this ...

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Procession To Honor Cal Fire Dozer Operator Braden Varney

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Mariposa-Madera-Merced Cal Fire (MMU), with the assistance of California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 5, has been successful in the recovery of Cal Fire Heavy Fire Equipment Operator (HFEO) Braden Varney, from the accident site within the Ferguson Fire. The next phase will be the escort of HFEO Braden Varney to the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office. ...

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Fire Advisory Issued For Areas South Of Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued another fire advisement as the Ferguson Fire moves south. At 10:45 a.m., a fire advisement was issued for the following locations: Lushmeadows Community Ponderosa Basin Community Triangle Road from Jerseydale Road to Highway 49 South including all side roads Darrah Road from Triangle to Sherrod Road East side of Highway ...

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Ferguson Fire Now Over 9,000 Acres, Most Movement South And East

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters has a busy night on the line as the Ferguson Fire has now grown to 9,266 acres and is just 2 percent contained. The fire is burning around the South Fork of the Merced River, south of Highway 140 between Mariposa and Yosemite National Park. There are currently 332 personnel assigned to the incident including 34 ...

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Ferguson Fire Continues To Push Toward Populated Areas

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters, residents and law enforcement have settled in for the long haul as the Ferguson Fire continues to grow. As of 3 p.m today, the fire was estimated at 4,310  acres, still with just 2 percent containment. However that was before a major increase in fire activity about 4 p.m. this afternoon, so that number is likely ...

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Ferguson Fire Makes Major Push Overnight, Now 4,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Ferguson Fire, burning in the Merced River Canyon between Mariposa and Yosemite National Park, is now estimated at 4,000 acres and is just 2 percent contained. There are currently 500 personnel assigned to the incident. Smoky conditions are challenging for air operations this morning. Crews are focused on securing fireline along Highway 140 and protecting structures ...

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