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Search For Missing Hiker Last Seen Near Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Authorities with the National Park Service are searching for a missing man who was last seen near Yosemite National Park. Scott Tenczar was at the Bridgeport Ranger Station on Wednesday, July 25. Tenczar, 48, is described as an experienced hiker who knows the area well. Yosemite National Park reports say he planned to backpack from Robinson Creek to Crown ...

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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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More Fireline Secured As Ferguson Fire Nears 96,000 Acres

YOSEMITE – Firefighters continue their efforts to contain the northern perimeter of the Ferguson fire, now estimated at 95,946 acres with 83 percent containment. Firing operations were completed along Highway 41 yesterday to Elephant Rock, and a sprinkler system is assisting firefighters in ensuring the fire doesn’t move outside the containment lines. Spot fires continue to be an issue as ...

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Fight To Keep Ferguson Fire Out Of Yosemite Valley Continues

YOSEMITE –  The Ferguson Fire is holding at 95,544 acres this morning, and is 82 percent contained. However, the final challenge remains – keep the fire from spreading into Yosemite Valley and onto the South Rim. The work is focused on the northern perimeter in the triangle created by Highway 140, Highway 41 and Grouse Creek drainage. Firing operations are ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Hwy 41 And Hwy 49

MOUNTAIN AREA — Heads up when it comes to construction and paving delays on parts of Highway 41 and Highway 49, expected to last until early fall in some areas. Caltrans, in cooperation with Robert J. Frank Construction, announces one-way traffic control on State Route 41 near the community of Fish Camp in Mariposa County over the next three weeks, ...

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Crews Focus On Stopping Northerly Spread Of Ferguson Fire

YOSEMITE – Firefighters on the Ferguson Fire continue to focus their efforts on stopping the spread north into Yosemite Valley. The fire is now estimated 95,544 acres with 80 percent containment. The active part of the fire is now entirely within Yosemite National Park and the critical fight remains on the finger of fire reaching north near the confluence of ...

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Mariposa Grove Of Giant Sequoias In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Conservancy and public officials dedicated the newly-restored Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias on Thursday, June 14, following a landmark project to protect the ancient trees and reestablish the area’s natural serenity. “As the largest protection, restoration and improvement project in park history, this milestone reflects the unbridled passion so many people have to care ...

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Active Firefight Remaining On Ferguson Fire Is Inside Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Crews continue to make good progress on the Ferguson Fire, still estimated at 95,104 acres, now at 80 percent containment. At 8 a.m. this morning evacuations were lifted for Foresta – the last community to be repopulated. Also, Big Oak Flat Road opened at 8 a.m. to residents and employees only. There is no word yet on when ...

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