CLOVIS (CBS13) — Officials this determined the Ferguson Fire was caused by superheated pieces of a catalytic converter that came into contact with dry, roadside vegetation, and ignited the fire.

Despite determining the cause of the fire, officials have not been able to locate the vehicle associated with the cause. Officials are asking anyone with information to contact the Sierra National Forest at (559) 297-0706.

RELATED: Ferguson Fire Near Yosemite National Park Caused By Vehicle

The Ferguson Fire burned 96,901 acres in two national forests and Yosemite National Park.

RELATED: After 36 Days, 96,901 Acres, And 2 Deaths, The Ferguson Fire Is Fully Contained

Officials are looking for people who may have witnessed the car along Highway 140 near Savage’s Trading Post at approximately 8:00-8:25pm on Friday, July 13.

The U.S. Forest Service also issued an advisory to motorists, saying that proper vehicle maintenance and safety measures can prevent wildfires. Those safety measures include:

• Practice safe towing – Secure Chains

• Maintain your Vehicle – Be sure there are no Dragging Parts

• Maintain Tires – Check Tire Pressure and Tread

• Carry a fire extinguisher

• Do not drive or park on dry grass or brush


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