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 […]

Yosemite Valley and other Sections of the Park Remain Closed Indefinitely Due to Impacts from the Ferguson Fire Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Road Remain Open from U.S. 395

Yosemite Valley and other Sections of the Park Remain Closed Indefinitely Due to Impacts from the Ferguson Fire Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Road Remain Open from U.S. 395

Yosemite, CA…Due to increased fire activity in the areas adjacent to and on Yosemite National Park, park administrators and fire managers have made the decision to extend the current park closures indefinitely. Fire managers are continuously assessing conditions in the area and will work directly with and will immediately advise park managers as conditions change […]

Ferguson Fire Evacuation Orders for Highway 140 Corridor – Aug. 3, 2018

Ferguson Fire Evacuation Orders for Highway 140 Corridor – Aug. 3, 2018

Mariposa, CA…Highway 140 Corridor. A mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for the following areas: Evacuation Orders: Cedar Lodge, El Portal Trailer Court, Incline Road (from Foresta Bridge to Clearing House), Rancheria Flat – Government Housing, Savage’s Trading Post. Residents can begin evacuation now. Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office personnel are in the area contacting residents. […]

Yosemite National Park Announces an Evacuation has been Issued for Employees and Residents in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite National Park Announces an Evacuation has been Issued for Employees and Residents in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite Valley and other impacted areas of the park will remain closed through Sunday, August 5 due to the Ferguson Fire. An evacuation has been issued for employees and residents inside Yosemite Valley due to limited road access to and from Yosemite Valley. This is due to firefighters working along the roadways and multiple […]

Ferguson Fire Chars Its Way to 73,560 Acres, Containment Climbs to 41% & Full Suppression Efforts Underway

Ferguson Fire Chars Its Way to 73,560 Acres, Containment Climbs to 41% & Full Suppression Efforts Underway

Awahanee, CA, August 3, 2018 – On Sunday, July 29, 2018, Brian Hughes, 33, Captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots lost his life battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest. An official memorial website has been established in honor of Captain Hughes. There, the public can learn about him, upcoming memorial services, and where to send […]

The Ferguson Fire Grows to 68,610 Acres & Spot Fires Close Hwy 120

The Ferguson Fire Grows to 68,610 Acres & Spot Fires Close Hwy 120

Awahanee, CA, August 2, 2018 – On Sunday, July 29, 2018, Brian Hughes, 33, Captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots lost his life battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest. An official memorial website has been established in honor of Captain Hughes. There, the public can learn about him, upcoming memorial services, and […]

Ferguson Fire Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued for Wawona

Ferguson Fire Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued for Wawona

Wawona, CA…A MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER has been issued for: The Community of Wawona. Please use Wawona Road to Highway 41 to safely exit the area. Wawona Road to Highway 140 remains closed. You can begin evacuating now, Yosemite National Park Service and Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office are currently in the area contacting residents. A Red […]

Ferguson Fire Update, 62,883 Acres & 39% Containment. Yosemite To Remain Closed till August 5th.

Ferguson Fire Update, 62,883 Acres & 39% Containment.  Yosemite To Remain Closed till August 5th.

Awahanee, CA, August 1, 2018 – The Ferguson Fire now in its 20th day, started July 13 on the Sierra National Forest and is managed under unified command between the United States Forest Service, California Interagency Incident Management Team 4, CALFIRE and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Much of the fire is burning in steep, […]

Valley and Other Areas Will Remain Closed Through August 5th, Due to Continued Unhealthy Smoke Impacts and Active Firefighting Operations

Valley and Other Areas Will Remain Closed Through August 5th, Due to Continued Unhealthy Smoke Impacts and Active Firefighting Operations

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley, Wawona Road, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias, Hetch Hetchy, and other areas will remain closed to all visitors through Sunday, August 5, 2018 due to continued unhealthy smoke impacts and ongoing firefighting operations. The park will continue to assess conditions and […]

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