SMOKE CHOKES COUNTY

Never ending Ferguson Fire continues grip on region

Shown is Cedar Lodge on Highway 140 west of El Portal on Tuesday morning. The heavy smoke hanging in the canyon makes it impossible to see the fire damage behind the lodge. However, it was clear firefighters worked hard to save the lodge — a major source of tourism revenue for this region. The highway was reopened on Tuesday morning. Photo by Greg LittleTo say Mariposa County residents are tired of smoke might be the understatement of the year.
Yet each morning for the past several weeks, reside...

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