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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/10/2018 12:48 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/10/2018 12:48 AM
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Ferguson Fire Now 95,104 Acres, 80% Contained, Demobilization Underway

Awahanee, CA, August 9, 2018- The Ferguson Fire is now 95,104 acres with 80% containment and 1,532 personnel that are currently engaged on the fire which include 104 engines, 14 water tenders, 14 helicopters, 17 crews, 5 masticators and 20 dozers. There have been 2 fatalities and 14 injuries to date. 10 structures have been destroyed. The Ferguson Fire is now the largest fire in the Sierra National Forest's History. This fire is being managed as a full suppression fire.




Click Above for Full Sized Map. Only a Few Red Lines Left




The Ferguson Fire is now in its 28th day; the incident started July 13 on the Sierra National Forest and is managed under the command of California Interagency Incident Management Team 3.

Overnight, crews took advantage of higher relative humidity and initiated a burning operation in the Grouse Creek drainage. This operation is necessary to prevent the fire from becoming established in the drainage and spreading across Wawona Road and further into the Park. Firefighters burnout vegetation in front of the main fire to weaken the intensity of the flame front and manage the spread of the fire.

Today, crews are holding constructed fire lines and extinguishing hot spots near the fire perimeter. Firefighters will have a presence on all portions of the fire, however resources will be focused on; the tunnel area of Big Oak Flats Road, Grouse Creek Drainage; and containment lines leading away from Badger Pass.

Suppression repair efforts are ongoing in many portions of the fire. This includes using heavy equipment to build water bars, bring in berms and vegetation to conceal signs of suppression activity.

A large portion of Yosemite National Park remains open. Tioga Road from Tioga Pass to White Wolf is open to all visitors and vehicles. Most of the trails and campgrounds along this route, including the Tuolumne Meadows Campground are open. Visitor services along Tioga Road, including the High Sierra Camps and the Tuolumne Meadows Store are open. For more information, go to nps.gov/yose or call 209-372-0200.

UPDATE: Morning UpdateEvening Update for August 8, and Informe del Incendio.

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Smokey Bear: Today, August 9, 2018 is Smokey's Birthday!

AIR QUALITY: The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Quality Alert starting on July 25, 2018 for Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tulare, and central through eastern Fresno, Kings and Kern counties due to smoke impacts from the Ferguson and Lions Fires.







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Thank you Fire Fighters for putting your lives on the line.
Posted on: 2018-08-10 05:44:36   By: Anonymous
 
80% Contained!!! That is great news, let's all hope, pray, what ever floats your boat, that the fire doesn't jump any lines.
Many thanks to all those involved in any part of the fire fighting efforts.

I just wish all of this smoke could follow our Governor wherever
he goes, so he can breath it, see it, feel it 24/7 and maybe he would set aside some of
our money he loves to spend in his cities and start spending it to protect our forest, our watershed, and our homes. Wouldn't that be something if he actually cared about country folks for a change?
Has he even visited one place where the fires have been?
This coming election, vote out these democraps who don't give a damn about us. In Calif, and all of the western states, we need aircraft to fight these fires, we need better forest management, we need to capture water run off, not bullet trains and twin 4 story pipelines to steal water from the delta and bring it down South to water golf courses and peoples lawns.

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    Re: Thank you Fire Fighters for putting your lives on the line.
    Posted on: 2018-08-10 13:40:15   By: Anonymous
     
    Vote John Cox for Governor, the only sane choice.

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Posted on: 2018-08-10 11:07:12   By: Anonymous
 
Amen! Problem is: dumb people vote for dumb people, and pay no attention to anything other than they have a (D), or a (R) by their name! Look at Chicago right now, a killing field, who has been in charge of that city forever? Watch, dumb people will vote more people in, makes no sense!

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Posted on: 2018-08-10 17:03:19   By: Anonymous
 
Thank you, Pine Tree, for sharing the reality of fire fighting. There have been too many armchair quarterbacks on here thinking they understand all that is involved. Continued prayers for all those fighting the fires.

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