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Glacier Point Road In Yosemite National Park To Reopen

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that Glacier Point Road will reopen to all vehicles at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30. Glacier Point Road has been closed since July 19 due to fire activities associated with the Ferguson Fire, which began on July 13. Firefighters have been removing hazard trees and falling tree branches and mopping up ...

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Repairs Complete, Highway 140 Opens With No Restrictions

YOSEMITE – Park officials have announced that repairs to the power lines along Highway 140 (El Portal Road) into Yosemite National Park have been completed and the highway will be open on Sunday with no restrictions. The closures on Friday and Saturday were necessary to allow crews access to replace the high voltage power lines that service Yosemite Valley and ...

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Highway 140 To Close During The Day This Weekend, Plan Ahead

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces that there will be a temporary closure on the El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park from the Parkline in El Portal to the El Portal Road/Big Oak Flat Road Junction (Highway 140/Highway 120 junction). This closure will be in effect each day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24, ...

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Ferguson Fire Is Now 100 Percent Contained

YOSEMITE – It has been 37 days since the Ferguson Fire began burning in the Merced River Canyon near Savage Trading Post, and today officials have announced that the fire is 100 percent contained at 96,904 acres. The fire has scorched land on the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests, inside Yosemite National Park, on BLM holdings, and in Cal Fire’s ...

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Missing Yosemite Park Ranger Found Deceased

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that Ranger John Blevins Cogdell, III, an employee of the National Park Service, has been found deceased. No further details are available pending completion of an investigation, say officials in an update to the Missing Person post made yesterday on their Facebook page. “Our deepest condolences go out to his family and ...

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Date Set To Reopen Highway 41 Inside Ferguson Fire

YOSEMITE – As crews continue their work to get final containment on the northern edge of the Ferguson Fire, the estimated acreage remains unchanged at 96,824 acres, and officials are reporting the containment at 87 percent for the fourth day in a row. Highway 41 (Wawona Road) between Chinquapin Junction (Yosemite West) and the Tunnel View is expected to open ...

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Northern Perimeter Holding On The Ferguson Fire

YOSEMITE – The Ferguson Fire is holding at an estimated 96,810 acres with 87 percent containment. Crews continue the slow, deliberate process of backing the fire down the steep canyon just south of the entrance to Yosemite Valley between Highways 41 and 140. The final section of line to be contained remains between Elephant Rock and Turtleback Back Dome, and ...

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Crews Successful Keeping Ferguson Fire Out Of Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE – The Ferguson Fire is now estimated at 96,810 acres and is 87 percent contained. Another section of line along Highway 41 has been added to the total containment as crews have now secured the line about a mile north of Glacier Point Road. The work of slowly backing the fire down the steep canyon from Highway 41 to ...

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