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Ferguson Fire

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Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
California
Clovis, CA 93611

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morning update July 15th 2018

Ferguson Fire Wildfire
News – 7/15/2018

FERGUSON FIRE

Location: Merced River Canyon

Acres Burned:

4,000 acres

Structures Threatened:

Containment:

2%

Structures Destroyed:

0

Fire Started:

July 13, 2018

Injuries:

0

Cause:

Under Investigation

Fatalities:

1

Crews are focused on securing fire line along Highway 140 and protecting structures threatened along the corridor. Structure protection engines have arrived and setting up to protect home and business between Cedar Lodge area and Hite’s Cove. Additionally crews are working to extend containment lines east on both the fires north and south flanks. Firefighters are scouting ridgelines to the east cut of spread up the South Fork of the Merced River toward Yosemite National Park. Firefighters are aggressively fighting the fire at locations where they have the high probability of success. However, they are challenged by extremely steep and hazardous terrain with limited road access.

Follow InciWeb for updates on the fire at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5927/

Evacuation Status Areas from Briceburg to east of Cedar Lodge remain evacuated. Jerseydale and Mariposa Pines are also under evacuation. The public is advised to remain prepared for changes in evacuations.

Highway StatusHighway 140 north of Mariposa remains closed due to firefighting activities and an on-going investigation into the fire’s cause. For updates on the status of the Highway 140 Closure visit Caltrans Road Condition Website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi

Smoke Impacts:Smoke is expected to continue to impact adjoining communities, especially during night and early morning hours. You can learn more about air quality, and daily smoke forecasts by visiting either www.airnow.gov or www.valleyair.org.

U.S. Forest Service
Sierra National Forest

1600 Tollhouse Rd.

Clovis, CA 93611
Voice: 559-297-0706

Web: www.fs.usda.gov/sierra

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