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Two Community Meetings On Ferguson Fire Repair Efforts

MARIPOSA – Mariposa County will host two post-Ferguson Fire community meetings over the next week.

If you live in Mariposa, El Portal, Yosemite West, Foresta or any of the surrounding communities affected by the Ferguson Fire, you are invited to attend a community meeting to learn about the Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER) and interagency coordination that has taken place since the fire was contained on Aug. 19.

The first meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at the El Portal Community Hall, 5512 Foresta Road in El Portal.

The second will take place on Wednesday Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., at the Yosemite Bug Hostel, 6979 Highway 140 in Midpines.

Officials from the U.S. Forest Service, Yosemite National Park, California Highway Patrol, Mariposa County Sheriff, Caltrans, and Natural Resources Conservation Service will be discussing processes that have been put into place to help reduce the risk of flooding, debris flows and road closures.

Additional discussions will include the action plans that are being developed to prevent these events from occurring, as well as actions to be taken where debris flows or road closures are most likely to occur.

The goal is to maintain close coordination and communication between agencies, ensuring that the proper response takes place if an event occurs, and that road closures – if necessary – are minimized.

For more information please contact the Mariposa County District 1 Supervisors Office at 209-966-3222.

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