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 […]

Ferguson Fire Rolls On to 43,299 Acres & 27% Containment. Yosemite Valley Closed Through The Weekend

Ferguson Fire Rolls On to 43,299 Acres & 27% Containment.  Yosemite Valley Closed Through The Weekend

Awahanee, CA, July 26, 2018 – Yosemite National Park officials announced closures to the Yosemite Valley and Wawona areas, as well as the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, effective noon on Wednesday, July 25. With the ongoing closure of Highway140, visitors can exit the park using Highways 120 and 41. Yosemite National Park is experiencing high fire danger, […]

Jessica Morse on Yosemite Valley Closure Due to Ferguson Fire

Jessica Morse on Yosemite Valley Closure Due to Ferguson Fire

Roseville, CA…U.S. House candidate Jessica Morse today released the following statement regarding the spread of the Ferguson Fire, which continues to impact communities across the 4th Congressional District: “Having hiked and camped in Yosemite since my youth, my heart is with the people displaced and threatened by this dangerous fire. I am praying that everyone […]

Ferguson Fire Forcing Yosemite Valley to Close Temporarily

Ferguson Fire Forcing Yosemite Valley to Close Temporarily

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley and Wawona will close at Noon tomorrow, July 25, 2018, to all visitors due to the ongoing impacts of the Ferguson Fire. These closures include all hotels, campgrounds, and visitor services in Yosemite Valley and Wawona. Park visitors currently staying in park campgrounds and lodging facilities are asked […]

Firefighters Make Progress on Ferguson Fire now 33,743 Acres & 13% Containment! 199 Engines, 46 Water Tenders, 16 Helicopters, 66 Hand Crews, 43 Dozers, & 3,033 Total Personnel

Firefighters Make Progress on Ferguson Fire now 33,743 Acres & 13% Containment!  199 Engines, 46 Water Tenders, 16 Helicopters, 66 Hand Crews, 43 Dozers, & 3,033 Total Personnel

Awahanee, CA, July 23, 2018 – The Ferguson Fire 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, rugged terrain with little to […]

New Mandatory Evacuation for Ferguson Fire Area

New Mandatory Evacuation for Ferguson Fire Area

Wawona, CA…A MANDATORY EVACUATION has been issued for the Old El Portal Rancheria Flat- Government Housing Foresta Yosemite View Lodge Please evacuate as soon as possible. Highway 140 West to Mariposa remains closed. Residents will need to use Highway 140 East through Yosemite to exit the area. Please drive with caution and watch for responding […]

The Ferguson Fire Scorches its way to 21,541 Acres, Containment Climbs to 7%, No Structures Lost, 2,711 Personnel, 2 Firefighters Injured, 1 Fatality

The Ferguson Fire Scorches its way to 21,541 Acres, Containment Climbs to 7%, No Structures Lost, 2,711 Personnel, 2 Firefighters Injured, 1 Fatality

Ahwahnee, CA…An unusually heavy inversion stayed over the fire today keeping overall fire activity moderate despite thunderstorm development over the Sierra Crest. The inversion did lift briefly in the late afternoon allowing some columns to build, especially over Sweetwater Ridge and on the Southeastern corner of the fire. Today, the fire continued to grow north […]

New Ferguson Fire Mandatory Evacuation for El Portal Trailer Court

New Ferguson Fire Mandatory Evacuation for El Portal Trailer Court

El Portal, CA…A MANDATORY EVACUATION has been issued for the El Portal Trailer Court. Please evacuate as soon as possible. Highway 140 West to Mariposa remains closed. Residents will need to use Highway 140 East through Yosemite to exit the area. Please drive with caution and watch for responding emergency traffic. If you require assistance […]

Ferguson Fire Swells to 17,319 Acres, 5% Contained, No Structures Lost

Ferguson Fire Swells to 17,319 Acres, 5% Contained, No Structures Lost

Ahwahnee, CA…The fire was fairly quiet overnight, with activity picking up in the area around Sweetwater Creek shortly before dawn. The fire is now established in the bottom of Sweetwater Creek. Crews worked overnight on securing line around Cedar Lodge and Indian Flat. The power line has been completed, and power has been restored to […]

Ferguson Fire Update…13,082 Acres, 5% Contained, Structures Threatened 108, Fatalities 1, Power Restored to Yosemite Valley

Ferguson Fire Update…13,082 Acres, 5% Contained, Structures Threatened 108, Fatalities 1, Power Restored to Yosemite Valley

Ahwahnee, CA….Today Firefighters continued to focus on structure protection in the areas around El Portal, Yosemite West, and Jerseydale/Mariposa Pines. They successfully kept the fire on the South side of the Merced River and Highway 140. The fire grew primarily to the South and East, with the majority of the growth occurring in the late […]

Ferguson Fire Update…12,525 Acres, 5% Contained, Structures Threatened 108, Fatalities 1, Power Restored to Yosemite Valley

Ferguson Fire Update…12,525 Acres, 5% Contained, Structures Threatened 108, Fatalities 1, Power Restored to Yosemite Valley

Ahwahnee, CA….Residences and businesses in the State Route 140 corridor continue to be impacted. As the fire continues to move East and South, it will continue to threaten residences in the Jerseydale, Mariposa Pines, Clearing House and Incline areas. Fire crews are fighting the fire aggressively. Very steep terrain makes it difficult to insert crews […]