UPDATE 4:37 p.m. August 20, 2018 - The Ferguson Fire is now 100 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.
The wildfire began on July 13 and burned nearly 156 square miles in Mariposa County.
UPDATE 9:31 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 - The Ferguson Fire is 95,554 acres and is 80 percent contained.
The fire has destroyed 10 structures.
UPDATE 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - The Ferguson Fire grew 2,829 acres throughout the day on August 6 and is now 94,331 acres with 43 containment.
It is now the largest fire in Sierra National Forest's history.
MERCED RIVER CANYON, Calif. - The Ferguson Fire has grown to 57,846 acres and is 33 percent contained.
Cal Fire released the latest numbers on July 31 about the fire burning the area in Merced River Canyon.
Full containment is expected to occur on August 15, but the process so far has resulted in the death of two firefighters.
2,846 structures are still threatened by the fire.
Stay tuned for more updates. This is a developing story.
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