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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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Ferguson Fire Evening Update for July 22, 2018

Ferguson Fire Wildfire
News – 7/22/2018

Engines: 199 Water Tenders: 46 Helicopters: 16 Crews: 66 Dozers: 43 Total Personnel: 3,066

The Ferguson Fire — burning on both the Sierra and Stanislaus national forests — grew to 32,484 acres with 6% containment.

As the fire moved north toward the Montgomery Gulch and Anderson Valley areas, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office issued a Mandatory Evacuation Order for residents of Old Yosemite Road in Groveland.

Firefighters continued their defense of structures in the Jerseydale area and mop up work along the fire’s edge where safe to do so. Crews continued to strengthen the line that runs from El Portal southeast toward Wawona Road and Yosemite National Park with additional hose lays in preparation for future burnout operations. Firing operations in that area were planned for Sunday’s day shift but were halted because of adverse weather conditions.

The night shift will pick up where day crews left off by building indirect line east on Henness Ridge and crews are prepared to use these lines for firing operations when conditions become favorable. North of the Merced River, resources will improve direct line that is anchored in to the Merced River on the west side. Indirect line construction will continue, utilizing the Stanislaus National Forest road system where available.

South of the Merced River, firing operations from Sweetwater Ridge to the Merced River should be concluded. Mop up following firing operations will continue to strengthen control line on the west side of the fire.

The southeastern corner of the fire will continue to burn in the timbered areas of Granite Ridge, toward the Chowchilla Mountains. Resources have coordinated with Yosemite National Park to identify areas to establish indirect control lines.

Yosemite National Park remains open. For information on Yosemite National Park, go to: nps.gov/yose
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

• Yosemite West

• Anderson Valley

• Old Yosemite Road

—Continued—

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

• Lushmeadows Community

• Ponderosa Basin Community

• Triangle Road from Jerseydale Road to Highway 49 South including all side roads.

• Darrah Road from Triangle to Sherrod Road.

• East side of Highway 49 South from Darrah Road to Harris Road - This includes Boyer Road, Woodland Area, Wass Road, Tip Top Road.

Evacuation Center(s): New Life Christian Fellowship: 5089 Cole Road, Mariposa, CA 95338.


Road Closures:
Highway 140 is closed from the entrance of Yosemite National Park 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, Foresta Road, Anderson Valley Road and Old Yosemite Road.

Animal Shelters: Small animals:
SPCA of Mariposa County 5599 California 49, Mariposa, CA 95338

Large animals 5007 Fairgrounds Road, Mariposa, CA 95338.

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