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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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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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Yosemite Valley Reopens Today As Ferguson Fire Nears Containment

YOSEMITE – Crews continue to make good progress containing the Ferguson Fire on the northern perimeter just outside the entrance to Yosemite Valley. The fire is now estimated at 96,606 acres and is 86 percent contained. Yosemite Valley reopens to the public today at 9 a.m., after being closed since July 25 due to fire suppression activities and heavy smoke. ...

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More Fireline Secured As Ferguson Fire Nears 96,000 Acres

YOSEMITE – Firefighters continue their efforts to contain the northern perimeter of the Ferguson fire, now estimated at 95,946 acres with 83 percent containment. Firing operations were completed along Highway 41 yesterday to Elephant Rock, and a sprinkler system is assisting firefighters in ensuring the fire doesn’t move outside the containment lines. Spot fires continue to be an issue as ...

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Fight To Keep Ferguson Fire Out Of Yosemite Valley Continues

YOSEMITE –  The Ferguson Fire is holding at 95,544 acres this morning, and is 82 percent contained. However, the final challenge remains – keep the fire from spreading into Yosemite Valley and onto the South Rim. The work is focused on the northern perimeter in the triangle created by Highway 140, Highway 41 and Grouse Creek drainage. Firing operations are ...

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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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