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Ferguson Fire Now 73,560 Acres, Spot Fire Near Wawona Contained

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire is now estimated at 73,560 acres with 41 percent containment. Ferguson Fire Unified Commanders, the U.S. Forest Service and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, will host a community meeting to discuss the current fire situation on Friday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Mountain Christian Center, located at 40299 Highway 49 ...

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Ferguson Fire Over 69,000 Acres, Community Meeting Scheduled

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Huge columns of smoke have been visible the last two days over the Ferguson Fire as the high pressure system weakens and the inversion lifts earlier in the day. The fire is now estimated at 69,440 acres and is 41 percent contained. Damage assessment teams have been able to get into some of the burn areas of ...

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Smoke From 68,610-Acre Ferguson Fire Closes Highway 120

MARIPOSA COUNTY –  The Ferguson Fire grew by 5,727 acres overnight and is now estimated at 68,610 acres with 39 percent containment. Officials are reporting this morning that a spot fire on the north has resulted in the closure of Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) because of smoke and congestion from firefighting vehicles and equipment. The road is closed ...

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Ferguson Fire Nearly 64,000 Acres, Wawona Evacuated

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire is now estimated at 63,798 acres with 39 percent containment. The fire grew by 915 acres today. Just before 6 p.m., several spot fires outside the lines on the southeast corner, and falling embers, prompted the evacuation of the community of Wawona inside Yosemite National Park. Officials say the evacuation was precautionary. At 7 p.m., ...

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Ferguson Fire Now Nearly 63,000 Acres, Firing Ops Continue

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire is now estimated at 62,883 acres and is 39 percent contained. On the eastern perimeter inside Yosemite National Park, crews advanced tactical firing south along Wawona Road (Highway 41) toward Wawona Campground. On the south, firefighters conducting firing operations east from Crow Peak along the Chowchilla Mountain Road, toward Wawona Campground. On the north ...

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Firing Operations Continue, Ferguson Fire Nearly 57,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY –  Firefighters had a productive night with tactical firing operations as they made progress toward full suppression on the Ferguson Fire. Officials reported the fire grew by 2,178 acres overnight and is now at 56,659 acres, still with 30 percent containment. Last night, starting at about 7 p.m., crews began burning inside Yosemite National Park, south along Wawona ...

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Firing Operations Continue On Ferguson Fire, Now 53,646 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters had a productive night on the lines as they completed firing operations in several sections of the Ferguson Fire. The fire is now estimated at 53,646 acres with 30 percent containment. Conditions allowed crews to complete firing below Yosemite West from Henness Ridge, southeast to Highway 41 (Wawona Road). North of Ponderosa Basin, the predicted squirrely ...

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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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