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Ferguson Fire Over 51,000 Acres, Firing Operations Successful

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters had a productive day on the lines as they conducted firing operations on three sides of the fire. The fire is now estimated at 51,671 and is 30 percent contained. The inversion was very heavy this morning, creating extremely smoky conditions in Mariposa, Oakhurst and many other surrounding communities. The dense smoke once again delayed air ...

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Ferguson Fire Grows To Nearly 50,000 Acres Overnight

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters from across the region continue to battle the Ferguson Fire, which grew nearly 3,000 acres overnight and is now estimated at 49,619 acres. It is 29 percent contained. Swirling, late afternoon winds southwest of El Portal spotted the fire across the lines yesterday. Firefighters were not able to reach that spot as of shift change this ...

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Ferguson Fire Now 46,675 Acres, Closure Of Yosemite Valley Extended

MARIPOSA COUNTY – As crews continue their work to prepare the west side of Yosemite National Park for the approach of the Ferguson Fire, park officials have announced that the reopening of Yosemite Valley has been delay until 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, and then with limited services (see details below). Yosemite Valley has been closed since July 25 ...

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Ferguson Fire Now Nearly 46,000 Acres, Still Active On The South

MARIPOSA COUNTY – While weather conditions were conducive around much of the Ferguson Fire for crews to shore up and expand containment lines, an evening wind shift posed a potential challenge to an already challenging section of the fire. By morning, officials reported a 1,688-acre growth in the fire overnight to a total of 45,911 acres as of 6 a.m. ...

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Ferguson Fire Now Over 44,000 Acres, Successful Firing Operations Today

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters battled both the fire and the heat today as temperatures climbed toward the 100 degree mark in the canyons across the Ferguson Fire, now estimated at 44,223 acres, still with 27 percent containment. Crews took advantage of calm winds and hazy skies from a persistent inversion layer to widen containment lines through tactical firing operations. As ...

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Ferguson Fire Over 43,000 Acres, Containment Inches Up To 27 Percent

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters are now in their thirteenth day of battle with the Ferguson Fire which grew by 1,723 acres overnight. The fire is now estimated at 43,299 acres, with 27 percent containment. Firefighters and bulldozers worked through the night improving and expanding containment lines, particularly near Magoon Creek in the Kirby Peak area north of Lushmeadows, to isolate ...

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Ferguson Fire Grows To Over 41,000 Acres, More Evacuations Today

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Once again a day on the Ferguson Fire was one of contrasts as some residents were allowed to return home and others were evacuated. The fire grew to 41,576 acres, with much of the push on the southern perimeter. The fire is 26 percent contained. Overnight, there were multiple spot fires across the dozer line above Lushmeadows ...

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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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