What possibly started as a debris fire spread to a home in the 500 block of Spur Court about 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, according to Merced City Fire Battalion Chief Jeremy Franklin. No injuries were reported, he said.
According to Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Public Information Officer, Natasha Fouts-Noble, the Ferguson Fire has burned more than 12,000 acres and is about five percent contained, in Mariposa County, Calif., on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
A man described as being in his early 20s was shot multiple times in the upper body around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018, near Plainsburg Road and Childs Avenue in Planada, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Office.
Some area visitors have been told they must evacuate campsites and find an alternate route to Yosemite National Park as crews battle the Ferguson Fire along Highway 140 in Mariposa County, Calif., on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich, speaks about firefighter and dozer operator Braden Varney, 36, who died while fighting the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County, Calif., on Saturday, July 14, 2018.