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Ferguson Fire Makes Major Push Overnight, Now 4,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Ferguson Fire, burning in the Merced River Canyon between Mariposa and Yosemite National Park, is now estimated at 4,000 acres and is just 2 percent contained. There are currently 500 personnel assigned to the incident. Smoky conditions are challenging for air operations this morning. Crews are focused on securing fireline along Highway 140 and protecting structures ...

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Ferguson Fire Now 1,000 Acres, More Evacuations Ordered

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson fire, burning in the Merced River Canyon west of Yosemite National Park, is now estimated at about 1,000 acres. Smoky conditions have not allowed for exact mapping at this time. The fire is 5 percent contained. Fire activity picked up this afternoon about 3 p.m. as temperatures rose to near the 100 degree mark and ...

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Dozer Operator Killed In Rollover Accident On Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A dozer operator has been killed in a rollover accident on the Ferguson Fire burning along Highway 140 west of Yosemite. “It is with deep sadness that Cal Fire can confirm that this morning while battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest, Cal Fire Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney from the Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced ...

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Highway 140 Still Closed As Ferguson Fire Doubles In Size

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire, burning outside the west entrance to Yosemite National Park, is now estimated at 150 acres with 5 percent containment. The fire was reported at about 8:30 p.m. last night, and has closed Highway 140 from mile marker 37 (west of Midpines) to Cedar Lodge (see map below). One resident and 50 tourists were evacuated ...

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Highway 140 Closed West Of Yosemite Due To Wildfire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters are on scene of a large fire burning along Highway 140 between the Ferguson Slide and Cedar Lodge on the Sierra National Forest, just west of the El Portal entrance to Yosemite National Park. As of 10 p.m., Highway 140 has been closed eastbound at the Bug Hostel west of Briceburg, and westbound at Cedar Lodge ...

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Day Trip To Whisky Falls

We encourage you locals to get out and enjoy your backyard, the Sierra National Forest. One of our favorite day trips is a drive up to Whisky Falls, just less than an hour from North Fork. We recently made two trips up to the Falls. First was to take my cousin Bev from Kansas and the second some friends of ...

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Burnout Operations Create Smoky Conditions On Lions Fire

CLOVIS – Burn-out operations continue on the Lions Fire, burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, causing smoky conditions in the surrounding areas. Yesterday’s burn-out operations brought the Lions Fire to 3,575 acres and 35 percent containment. In a burn-out operation, firefighters introduce fire inside of containment lines and natural barriers, and allow it to move towards the approaching wildfire, thus ...

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Lions Fire Grows Only A Few Acres Overnight

CLOVIS –  The Lions Fire, burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, spread only slightly to the southwest overnight and is now estimated at 3,007 acres. Winds are expected to be lighter today which may help firefighters with their containment efforts. The fire is now 5 percent contained. Crews continue working on building and securing containment lines primarily along the eastern ...

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Lions Fire Now Nearly 3,000 Acres, Smoke Impacts Central Sierra

CLOVIS – Smoke from the Lions Fire, burning entirely in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, continues to impact the Central Sierra. The lightning-caused fire was detected in early June and has grown to 2,959 acres as of Tuesday, June 26. Firefighters made progress meeting containment objectives on the fire yesterday. It is burning in rugged and inaccessible terrain primarily in the ...

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Smoke From The Lions Fire Impacts Central Sierra

CLOVIS – Residents of the mountain area have been greeted the past two mornings with an orange haze and the smell of smoke, though there is no active fire in the immediate area. The smoke is coming from the Lions Fire, which started on the Sierra National Forest around June 1 as a lightning strike, and is burning near the ...

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