Sierra National Forest Declares the Ferguson Fire Out

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Ferguson Fire Contained

Sierra National Forest Declares the Ferguson Fire Out

CLOVIS, Calif., November 29, 2018For Immediate Release. With the recent change in weather conditions, Fire Officials with the Sierra National Forest are declaring the Ferguson Fire out, terminating Forest Order No 05-15-51-18-15, dated August 15, 2018.

Visitors are once again permitted to travel in the Sierra National Forest where the Ferguson Fire burned. The Ferguson Fire started on the evening July 13, 2018 near Savages Trading Post burning more than 96,000 acres before being contained on August 19, 2018.

Due to the severity of the fire, many hazard trees now exist in areas where the Ferguson Fire burned, trees along roadways and trails can pose a risk to public safety, please be advised that falling trees are becoming more and more prominent in the forest. Active forest management measures are in progress addressing the hazards caused by the fire, and are still ongoing. Situational awareness by all members of the public is critical, to include avoiding areas where exposure to hazard trees could occur.

For further information regarding the Sierra National Forest and recreational activities please contact the High Sierra Ranger District office in Prather, Calif. at 559-855-5355; the Bass Lake Ranger District in North Fork, Calif. at 559-877-2218; or the Forest Supervisors Office in Clovis, Calif. at 559-297-0706.

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