Hwy 140 Reopens Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar

Hwy 140 Reopens Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar

Mariposa, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) re-opened State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019. The road was pre-emptively closed due to an incoming storm at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, and remained closed for approximately 19 hours. This […]

Caltrans to Close Hwy 140 Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar at 3pm Today

Caltrans to Close Hwy 140 Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar at 3pm Today

Mariposa County, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a pre-emptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. This is due to an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and the closure is scheduled for the sake of […]

Roads Into Yosemite Should Reopen After Noon Today.

Roads Into Yosemite Should Reopen After Noon Today.

Yosemite, CA…All roads closed due to heavy snow and fallen trees at least until noon on Wednesday, February 6 Yosemite has received heavy snow, which has caused numerous trees to fall. As a result all roads are currently closed. Call 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1) to check current road status. People in Yosemite should stay indoors […]

Power Outages Inch Back Up to 21,313 in Our Coverage Area

Power Outages Inch Back Up to 21,313 in Our Coverage Area

Arnold, CA….In the fluid battle to keep electrons flowing to customers in this wave of storms PG&E is losing a bit of ground this afternoon. The winter storm warning expired about 17 minutes ago so the clearing conditions should help. At this time we are back up to 21,313 in Amador, Alpine, Calaveras, Tuolumne & […]

Yosemite National Park Announces Temporary Road Closures and Due to Winter Storm Systems

Yosemite National Park Announces Temporary Road Closures and Due to Winter Storm Systems

Yosemite, CA…Big Oak Flat Road, Wawona Road, and El Portal Road may be impacted due to heavy precipitation. Temporary road closures and delays may be possible over the next several days along Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West), Wawona Road (Highway 41), and El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park. An incoming […]

Access to Yosemite National Park will be Limited Along the Highway 41 Corridor Due to Government Shutdown

Access to Yosemite National Park will be Limited Along the Highway 41 Corridor Due to Government Shutdown

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park remains open, however there will be limited access to the park along the Highway 41 corridor from the South Entrance to the Badger Pass Road during the hours of highest visitation due to continuing issues with human waste and resource damage. Park Rangers will staff a check point at the South […]

Construction Advisor for Repair Work on Hwy 140 in Ferguson Fire Scar Area

Construction Advisor for Repair Work on Hwy 140 in Ferguson Fire Scar Area

Mariposa, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is making ongoing emergency repairs and engaging in rehabilitation work on State Route 140 in the Ferguson Fire burn scar – from Briceburg to the Yosemite National Park boundary. The Ferguson Fire ravaged areas on and near SR-140 both inside and outside Yosemite in summer 2018, creating a […]

Yosemite National Park Honors First Responders

Yosemite National Park Honors First Responders

Yosemite, CA….From the National Park Service…”Here in Yosemite National Park, employees provide law enforcement, EMS, search and rescue, and fire fighting efforts. We are so grateful to have an outstanding staff of dedicated first responders protecting this park! On Thursday, the US Postal Service honored first responders from Yosemite, CAL FIRE, and the U.S. Forest […]

Two Visitors Fall from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park

Two Visitors Fall from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite, CA…A male and female visitor died in an apparent fall from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. Yosemite National Park Rangers are recovering the bodies this morning. This incident is under investigation and no further details are available. No photos or videos are available. The identification of the deceased has not yet been determined.

Yosemite National Park Celebrates the 9th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards

Yosemite National Park Celebrates the 9th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the park’s Volunteer of the Year awards. These prestigious awards are bestowed annually to outstanding volunteers in nine different categories for exemplary service to Yosemite National Park. In 2017, Yosemite National Park hosted over 10,734 volunteers who donated over 139,500 hours to help […]

The Deadly Ferguson Fire’s Final Update, 96,901 Acres, 100% Contained & Two Deaths

The Deadly Ferguson Fire’s Final Update, 96,901 Acres, 100% Contained & Two Deaths

Yosemite, CA…The Ferguson fire is now 100 percent contained and while we have reached a significant milestone there is still more work to be done. Firefighters will continue to patrol, mop-up and repair firelines. During the heat of the day, some interior islands of unburned vegetation will continue to ignite, but they are not a […]

The Ferguson Fire is Winding Down, 96,457 Acres & 86% Contained, Yosemite Valley Reopens Tomorrow!

The Ferguson Fire is Winding Down, 96,457 Acres & 86% Contained, Yosemite Valley Reopens Tomorrow!

Awahanee, CA, August 13, 2018- The Ferguson Fire is now 96,457 acres with 86% containment and 1,020 personnel that are currently engaged on the fire which include 69 engines, 6 water tenders, 5 helicopters, 16 crews, 2 masticator and 14 dozers. There have been 2 fatalities and 19 injuries to date. 10 structures have been […]

Hwy 140 Reopens in Mariposa County

Hwy 140 Reopens in Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has opened eastbound and westbound State Route 140 (SR-140) for approximately 21 miles from the end of the climbing lane to the Yosemite National Park entrance. This stretch of SR-140 had been closed due to wildfire. However, the SR-140 entrance to Yosemite remains closed, as do […]

Ferguson Fire Update, 94,331 Acres, 43% Contained, Yosemite Valley & Hwys 120 & 140 Remain Closed

Ferguson Fire Update, 94,331 Acres, 43% Contained, Yosemite Valley & Hwys 120 & 140 Remain Closed

Awahanee, CA, August 7, 2018 – The Ferguson Fire grew by 2,829 acres throughout the day and is now 94,331 acres with 43% containment and 2,357 personnel that are currently engaged on the fire which include 202 engines, 18 water tenders, 14 helicopters, 39 crews, 5 masticators and 33 dozers. There have been 2 fatalities […]

Ferguson Fire August 6th Morning Update, 91,502 Acres, 38% Containment & 2,689 Personnel

Ferguson Fire August 6th Morning Update, 91,502 Acres, 38% Containment & 2,689 Personnel

Awahanee, CA, August 6, 2018 – The Ferguson Fire is now 91,502 acres with 38% containment and 2,689 personnel that are currently engaged on the fire which include 203 engines, 20 water tenders, 14 helicopters, 40 crews, 5 masticators and 33 dozers. There have been 2 fatalities and 11 injuries to date. 10 structures have […]

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