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Ferguson Fire

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

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Ferguson Fire Evening Update July 20, 2018

Ferguson Fire Wildfire
News – 7/20/2018

The Ferguson Fire remained extremely active and firefighters worked aggressively to contain a pair of spot fires north of the Merced River on the Stanislaus National Forest near Miller Gulch and Ned Gulch. Aircraft and hand crews attacked the spots which are estimated at 600 acres total. This new growth prompted a Mandatory Evacuation Order from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office for Rancheria Government Housing, Old El Portal, Yosemite View Lodge and Foresta.

Other areas of the fire also were active as the fire continued to progress to the south and east in the Granite Ridge area.

Crews continued to make progress building line along the Southwest and Western edges of the fire near Jerseydale and Mariposa Pines.

Yosemite National Park remains open. For information on Yosemite National Park, go to: or call 209-372-0200

Mandatory Evacuations: Areas that are currently under a mandatory evacuation include:

• Incline Road from Foresta Bridge to the last BLM campground

• Jerseydale/ Mariposa Pines

• Cedar Lodge/ Indian Flat Campground

• Savage’s Trading Post

• Sweetwater Ridge

• El Portal Trailer Court

• Rancheria Flat - Government Housing

• Old El Portal

• Yosemite View Lodge

• Foresta

Evacuation Advisory: This is NOT an Evacuation Order. This is an advisement only of a potential Evacuation Order should conditions change.

• Yosemite West

• Lushmeadows Community

• Ponderosa Basin Community

• Triangle Rd. from Jeresydale Rd. to Highway 49 South including all side roads.

• Darrah Rd. from Triangle to Sherrod Rd.

• East side of Hwy 49S from Darrah Rd. to Harris Rd.- This includes Boyer Rd., Woodland Area, Wass Rd. Tip Top Rd.

Evacuation Center(s): New Life Christian Fellowship: 5089 Cole Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338. Yosemite Valley Elementary School: 9009 Lost Arrow Road, Yosemite NP, 95389.

Road Closures:
Highway 140 is closed from El Portal Road to 1.5 miles West of Midpines. Incline Road, River Road from Briceburg to the gate at Railroad Flat and all Campground areas along Highway 140 closed. Hites Cove / Jerseydale Road.

Animal Shelters: Small animals:
SPCA of Mariposa County 5599 California 49, Mariposa, CA 95338 Large animals 5007 Fairgrounds Road, Mariposa, CA 95338.

204 Water Tenders: 38 Helicopters: 17 Crews: 70 Dozers: 40 Total Personnel: 2,832

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