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Ferguson Fire Now 21,500 Acres, Still 7 Percent Contained

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire, burning south of Highway 140 in Mariposa County, grew by just 500 acres today, according to the latest numbers from fire managers. The fire is now estimated at 21,541 acres and is still 7 percent contained. As of this evening, no structures have been damaged or destroyed. There are currently 2,711 personnel assigned to ...

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Ben Fire Burning In Mormon Bar Area North Of Raymond

RAYMOND — As firefighters were busy fighting the nearly week-old Ferguson Fire burning west of Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, reports came in early this afternoon of another fire starting north of Eastman Lake near Raymond. At approximately 1 p.m., crews were called out to reports of a vegetation fire burning in the Mormon Bar area. The first engine ...

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Community Meetings On Ferguson Fire, Live Streaming Available

MARIPOSA – There will be two community meetings on the Ferguson Fire on Friday, July 20. The first will be held at the Wawona Community Center, 7925 Chilnualna Falls Road from 3 to 4 p.m. The second meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Building A. The Unified Commanders – US Forest Service, ...

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Ferguson Fire Grows To Over 21,000 Acres, Thunderstorms Possible

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire, burning south of Highway 140 in Mariposa County, has now grown to 21,041 acres and is 7 percent contained. As of this morning, no structures have been damaged or destroyed, and no further evacuations have been ordered. There are currently 2,149, personnel assigned to the incident including 166 engines, 55 crews, 29 dozers, 21 ...

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Smoke Continues To Hamper The Air Ops On Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – It was another hot and humid day on the Ferguson Fire as it continues to push south and east. As of this posting, a new estimate on the size of the fire has not come out. We will update here when that happens. This morning the fire was estimated at 17,319 acres with 5 percent containment. Resources ...

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Santa Cruz Bands Debut At Music On The Green

MARIPOSA – The next weekend of the free Summer Concert Series at The Art Park in historic downtown Mariposa features the debut of two young, up-and-coming Indie/Alt-Rock bands from Santa Cruz – Urban Theory on Friday, July 20, and Watch Me Breathe on Saturday, July 21. Formed in 2011, Indie-Rock group Urban Theory’s members have known each other since elementary ...

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Dense Smoke Continues To Hamper Air Attack Of Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – On the anniversary of the devastating Detwiler Fire of 2017 that burned nearly 82,000 acres, forced the evacuation of hundreds of people, and destroyed 130 structures, residents of Mariposa County are once again on edge waiting to see what the Ferguson Fire is going to do next. Unfortunately, no update on acreage is available as of this ...

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Ferguson Fire Command Post Moves To Ahwahnee Hills Park

AHWAHNEE – The Incident Command Post for the Ferguson Fire in the process of being relocated from the Mariposa County Fairgrounds to Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. The park was used as the ICP for the Railroad Fire last year, and workers are already on the property making preparations for the move. The public is being asked by park managers not ...

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