Ferguson Fire Morning Update, August 5, 2018

For additional information about the Ferguson Fire, please click here to be take to the Ferguson Fire InciWeb page.

Ferguson Fire InciWeb map

InciWeb = Incident Information System

Incident overview:

Awahanee, CA, August 5, 2018 – The Ferguson Fire is now 89,633 acres with 35% containment and 2,792 personnel that are currently engaged on the fire which include 218 engines, 65 water tenders, 14 helicopters, 59 crews, 5 masticators and 29 dozers. There have been 2 fatalities and 11 injuries to date. 10 structures have been destroyed.

The Ferguson Fire is now in its 24th day; the incident started July 13 on the Sierra National Forest and is managed under unified command between the U.S. Forest Service, California Interagency Incident Management Team 3, and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. This fire is being managed as a full suppression fire. Pockets of unburned vegetation remain inside the footprint of the fire, providing a more diversified landscape for plants and wildlife.

Yosemite National Park officials closed Yosemite Valley, Wawona Road, the Mariposa and Merced groves of giant sequoias, Hetch Hetchy and other areas through Aug. 5, when conditions will be reevaluated. For more information, go to nps.gov/yose or call 209-372-0200.

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