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Much Of Yosemite Still Closed As Ferguson Fire Reaches 91,500 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Though much of Yosemite National Park remains closed due to the Ferguson Fire, officials have not changed their estimated date of Aug. 15 for full containment. The fire is now estimated at 91,502 acres with 38 percent containment. Crews completed the firing operations on the southeast corner below Wawona. Mandatory evacuations for the community were lifted as ...

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No Increase In Acreage Reported On The Ferguson Fire Today

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Containment has begun to inch back up on the Ferguson Fire as it remained at 89,633 acres today, and is now estimated at 38 percent containment. The fire continues to keep visitors out of Yosemite National Park in the height of the summer season. Park officials announced today that the current closures will remain in effect indefinitely. ...

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Ferguson Fire Now Estimated At Nearly 90,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire grew by nearly 8,000 acres overnight and is now estimated at 89,633 acres with containment remaining at 35 percent. There has been no update from park officials on the reopening of Yosemite previously scheduled for today at 4 p.m. We expect to hear from them soon that portions of the park currently closed will ...

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Ferguson Fire Continues To Push North And East As Containment Drops

MARIPOSA COUNTY – High temperatures, low humidity and strong westerly winds challenged firefighters today and contributed to active fire behavior this afternoon as the Ferguson Fire continued to push north and east. The fire is now estimated at 81,699 acres, and is now 35 percent contained. On the north side of the Merced River near El Portal where the fire ...

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What Happens At The Incident Command Post On A Wildfire?

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Back in the day, we called it Fire Camp. It is officially known as the Incident Command Post, or ICP. Whatever moniker you choose, it’s the little town – constructed basically overnight – where everything done in support of the crews on the fireline happens. Though the French Fire was much smaller in comparison – just 13,835 ...

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Ferguson Fire News – Behind The Scenes In Lush Meadows

Submitted by Jeannie Harsha – MARIPOSA COUNTY – Smokey sunrises, fiery front-page photos, convoys of fire trucks and personnel – we see these every day in our foothill communities of late. I love the signs of support for our fire crews and law enforcement along the local routes that I travel. They like it, too. Some of them have told ...

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Ferguson Fire Nearly 81,000 Acres, Closures Remain In Place

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire grew by 3,548 acres overnight as it continued to push to the north and east. The fire is now estimated at 80,755 acres, and with the expansion of the perimeter into Yosemite National Park yesterday, the percentage of the line that is contained has dropped to 36 percent. Overnight, firefighters monitored and patrolled the ...

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Ferguson Fire Jumps The Merced River South Of Foresta

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire has spotted north across the Merced River east of El Portal. The nearly 74,000-acre fire has been very active on the eastern perimeter over the last several days, and at about 6:30 a.m. today, reports came in that the fire had jumped the river about one mile east of El Portal. As of 8:45 ...

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