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Ferguson Fire Now Nearly 63,000 Acres, Firing Ops Continue

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire is now estimated at 62,883 acres and is 39 percent contained. On the eastern perimeter inside Yosemite National Park, crews advanced tactical firing south along Wawona Road (Highway 41) toward Wawona Campground. On the south, firefighters conducting firing operations east from Crow Peak along the Chowchilla Mountain Road, toward Wawona Campground. On the north ...

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Successful Firing Operations Increase Containment On Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters continue to focus on tactical firing operations across the Ferguson Fire, which is now estimated at 57,846 acres and is now 33 percent contained. Officials estimate there are 2,846 structures threatened by the fire, and one non-residential structure has been destroyed. Crews made good progress overnight as they continued to widen and strengthen containment lines on ...

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Firing Operations Continue, Ferguson Fire Nearly 57,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY –  Firefighters had a productive night with tactical firing operations as they made progress toward full suppression on the Ferguson Fire. Officials reported the fire grew by 2,178 acres overnight and is now at 56,659 acres, still with 30 percent containment. Last night, starting at about 7 p.m., crews began burning inside Yosemite National Park, south along Wawona ...

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Firefighter Killed Today On The Ferguson Fire Identified

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The firefighter who was killed today on the Ferguson Fire today has been identified as Brian Hughes, 33, Captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hot Shots. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this morning that, while battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest, Hughes was fatally injured. Hughes was originally from Hilo, Hawaii, and had been ...

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Firing Operations Continue On Ferguson Fire, Now 53,646 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters had a productive night on the lines as they completed firing operations in several sections of the Ferguson Fire. The fire is now estimated at 53,646 acres with 30 percent containment. Conditions allowed crews to complete firing below Yosemite West from Henness Ridge, southeast to Highway 41 (Wawona Road). North of Ponderosa Basin, the predicted squirrely ...

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Ferguson Fire Over 51,000 Acres, Firing Operations Successful

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters had a productive day on the lines as they conducted firing operations on three sides of the fire. The fire is now estimated at 51,671 and is 30 percent contained. The inversion was very heavy this morning, creating extremely smoky conditions in Mariposa, Oakhurst and many other surrounding communities. The dense smoke once again delayed air ...

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Ferguson Fire Grows To Nearly 50,000 Acres Overnight

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters from across the region continue to battle the Ferguson Fire, which grew nearly 3,000 acres overnight and is now estimated at 49,619 acres. It is 29 percent contained. Swirling, late afternoon winds southwest of El Portal spotted the fire across the lines yesterday. Firefighters were not able to reach that spot as of shift change this ...

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