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 […]

Firefighters Continue The Ferguson Fire Battle…The End is Now In Sight

Firefighters Continue The Ferguson Fire Battle…The End is Now In Sight

Awahanee, CA, July 31, 2018 – The Ferguson Fire now in its 19th 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, […]

The Ferguson Fire Growth Slows, 57,041 Acres, 30% Contained, Yosemite Valley Set to Reopen Friday Afternoon.

The Ferguson Fire Growth Slows, 57,041 Acres, 30% Contained, Yosemite Valley Set to Reopen Friday Afternoon.

Awahanee, CA, July 30, 2018 – Evacuation Orders for the East Westfall Road Area were lifted at 9 a.m. today. These areas will remain under a Fire Advisement. Areas within a Fire Advisement have the potential of falling under an Evacuation Order should conditions change. The East Westfall area will include all homes on East […]

Ferguson Fire Claims Another Firefighter’s Life

Ferguson Fire Claims Another Firefighter’s Life

Yosemite, CA…This morning, park officials were informed that a firefighter from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks was killed in the line of duty on the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County. The firefighter’s identity is being withheld until appropriate family notifications have been made. The fatal incident occurred earlier this morning. At the time, the […]

Firefighters Gaining Upper Hand on Ferguson Fire. Yosemite Valley Scheduled to Reopen August 3rd.

Firefighters Gaining Upper Hand on Ferguson Fire.  Yosemite Valley Scheduled to Reopen August 3rd.

Awahanee, CA, July 28, 2018 – Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley will reopen to all visitors at 4:00 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018. Limited visitor services will be available inside Yosemite Valley, including campgrounds, lodging, and food service operations. Due to continuing firefighting operations along the Wawona Road, the Mariposa Grove of Giant […]

Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning’s Replays are Below

Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning’s Replays are Below

Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All […]

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