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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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Fire Destroys Home At Mammoth Pool Mobile Home Park

NORTH FORK – The manager of the Mammoth Pool Mobile Home Park did his best to save his home when it caught fire this morning, but despite the assistance of neighbors, it was a total loss. At about 10:20 a.m., firefighters were called out to reports of a structure fire on Road 225 at Italian Bar Road. Cal Fire, Madera ...

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Cal Fire Releases Cause Of The Fork Fire In North Fork

NORTH FORK – The cause of the Fork Fire, which burned seven acres along Road 274 near North Fork on Monday, has been released. According to Cal Fire, a truck was pulling a dual-axle trailer when one of the tires on the trailer went flat causing sparks from the rim to ignite two fires just north of the Transfer Station. ...

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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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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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Fork Fire Burning On Road 274 In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Firefighters were called out to two fires burning along Road 274 north of Putney Place this afternoon. Just after 1:30 p.m., crews responded to what was reported as a series of small fires along the west side of the road. The first unit at scene reported two fires burning in grass and brush at a moderate rate ...

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Good Progress Overnight On Ferguson Fire, Now 86 Percent Contained

YOSEMITE – Firefighters continue their efforts to contain the last remaining active fire, burning near the entrance to Yosemite Valley between Highways 41 and 140. The Ferguson Fire is now estimated at 96,457 acres and is 86 percent contained The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Wawona reopen today at 9 a.m. (see details below). Yosemite Valley is scheduled to ...

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