Ferguson Fire Update, 6 August 2018, 7 a.m.


Engines: 203 Water Tenders: 20 Helicopters: 14 Crews: 40 Dozers: 33 Total Personnel: 2,689

Note: Crew and water tender numbers now reflect tactical crews and equipment engaged on the fire. Previous numbers reflected camp crews and water tenders used to support fire camp.

The outer perimeter of the fire remained the same at 91,502 acres and is now 38 percent containment. This fire is being managed as a full-suppression fire.

Completion of the firing operation south of Wawona to the South Fork of the Merced River is a significant achievement for firefighters. This successful operation will secure the community of Wawona and the Mariposa Grove. Vegetation will continue to burn in Iron Creek Drainage within the interior of the fire, reducing the likelihood of future spotting. Once cooled, the southeast perimeter of the fire should be secured, freeing up resources to assist with other parts of the fire.

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