Crews appear to be getting a handle on Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County

Air quality issues have been major factor for county residents

Local resident Neal Bolton sent this photo to the newspaper. It was taken last week of a drop from a converted DC10 airliner that now drops retardant. The picture was taken in Jerseydale and was along the north edge of a fire line being established for the Mariposa Pines area. Bolton said his home is near the South Fork of the Merced River canyon, near where the Ferguson Fire began.It appears firefighters are getting a handle on the stubborn Ferguson Fire, though air quality in the region remain...

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