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Yosemite Valley Reopens To Visitors On Tuesday, Mariposa Grove Monday

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that Yosemite Valley will reopen to visitors on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 9 a.m. Yosemite Valley has been closed to visitors since Wednesday, July 25, due to impacts from the Ferguson Fire. Visitors can access Yosemite Valley from the El Portal Road (Highway 140), the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120), ...

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Crews Focus On Stopping Northerly Spread Of Ferguson Fire

YOSEMITE – Firefighters on the Ferguson Fire continue to focus their efforts on stopping the spread north into Yosemite Valley. The fire is now estimated 95,544 acres with 80 percent containment. The active part of the fire is now entirely within Yosemite National Park and the critical fight remains on the finger of fire reaching north near the confluence of ...

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Mariposa Grove Of Giant Sequoias In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Conservancy and public officials dedicated the newly-restored Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias on Thursday, June 14, following a landmark project to protect the ancient trees and reestablish the area’s natural serenity. “As the largest protection, restoration and improvement project in park history, this milestone reflects the unbridled passion so many people have to care ...

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Active Firefight Remaining On Ferguson Fire Is Inside Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Crews continue to make good progress on the Ferguson Fire, still estimated at 95,104 acres, now at 80 percent containment. At 8 a.m. this morning evacuations were lifted for Foresta – the last community to be repopulated. Also, Big Oak Flat Road opened at 8 a.m. to residents and employees only. There is no word yet on when ...

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Good Progress On Ferguson Fire Overnight, Now 79 Percent Contained

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters continue to gain the upper hand on the Ferguson Fire, now estimated at 95,104 acres with 79 percent containment. Crews continue to focus their efforts on the finger of the fire reaching toward Yosemite Valley, and stopping the spread to the North and South Rims of the Valley. Overnight, firefighters took advantage of higher relative humidity ...

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Ferguson Fire Nearly 95,000 Acres, More Evacuations Lifted

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters had a productive shift on the Ferguson fire today, and officials expect more sections of the fireline moved into the containment column over the next few days. The fire is now estimated at 94,992 acres with 43 percent containment. Evacuations were lifted for the Highway 140 corridor and Yosemite West, and Highway 120 was reopened. Motorists ...

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More Evacuations Lifted On Ferguson Fire, Now Over 94,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Moderate fire behavior on the Ferguson Fire today allowed crews to make significant progress on constructing and strengthening containment lines, say officials. The fire is now estimated at 94,331 with 39 percent containment. The mandatory evacuation order for the community of Wawona was lifted at 10 a.m. for residents only. Highway 41 remains closed between the south ...

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