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Another Vegetation Fire, This One In Catheys Valley

CATHEYS VALLEY – Before a fire north of Raymond could be controlled, another roadside fire – this one in Catheys Valley – prompted another dispatch. At about 5:20 p.m., reports came in of a fire burning along Highway 140 between Old Highway and Chase Ranch. The first engine was at scene within minutes and reported the fire at about 1/2 ...

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Fire Burning Along Road 600 North Of Raymond

RAYMOND – Crews are at scene of a vegetation fire burning north of Raymond on Road 600. At about 4:30 p.m., reports came in of a fire between the town of Raymond and the intersection of Road 600 and Road 415. The first unit at scene reported the fire at 5 to 7 acres with a moderate rate of spread ...

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California Wildfires Char 644,000 Acres, Destroy 2,000 Structures

CALIFORNIA – Over 14,000 firefighters are on the front lines of 15 large wildfires across California. To date, these fires have burned over 644,000 acres and damaged or destroyed over 2,000 structures. Although many evacuation orders were lifted yesterday evening, more than 15,000 residents remain under evacuation. The Mendocino Complex is now the largest fire in state history, and the ...

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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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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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