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Vegetation Fire In YLP Quickly Contained

COARSEGOLD — Firefighters responded to reports of a vegetation fire on Long Hollow Drive in Yosemite Lakes Park this morning. Just before 9 a.m., crews were dispatched to a fire burning in grass that was estimated at about one-quarter acre with a slow rate of spread, near Deep Forest Drive. Shortly after 9 a.m., the forward progress of the fire ...

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Prescribed Fire In Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 137 acre Mariposa Grove prescribed fire in the coming weeks, weather and air quality permitting. According to Yosemite Fire Information, ignition will take approximately two to three days with an additional seven to 14 days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in the Wawona ...

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Poor Air Quality Due To Wildfires

CENTRAL SIERRA — Smoke from the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County and the Canyon Fire burning in Santa Barbara County are affecting air quality in locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Sierra, warns the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Unusually high particulate matter levels throughout are prompting Air District officials to issue a health cautionary statement. Air ...

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Your Home Can Survive A Wildfire – Here’s How

Here is a classic example of how Owner Mitigation + Firefighter Hard Work = Success. Though the official fire season may be winding down in the next few months, finger crossed, preparation to ensure that your home is fire ready and fire safe is an ongoing task that is best accomplished in the wet and cooler weather. This dramatic photo ...

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Lakes Fire In Yosemite Estimated At 280 Acres

YOSEMITE — Smoke visible to the north of the Oakhurst area in recent days is likely rising from the Lakes Fire in Yosemite National Park. The Lakes Fire in the Chilnualna Lakes area, between Turner Meadow and Buena Vista Peak, is a lightning caused fire that is being managed by Yosemite fire officials for multiple objectives. On Sept. 6, Yosemite ...

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Fire North Of Bootjack Quickly Handled

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Crews are at scene of a fire in the Bootjack area on Carter Road just north of Triangle Road. At 12:12 p.m. today, firefighters from Cal Fire, Mariposa County Fire and Sierra National Forest, along with air resources, were called out to reports of a vegetation fire in the 6100 block of Carter Road. First engine at ...

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Ahwahnee Meadow Prescribed Burn In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 61-acre Ahwahnee Meadow prescribed burn in the coming week. Ignition will take approximately one day and an additional two to four days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in Yosemite Valley. Fire managers are working with the Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District ...

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Nine Wildfires Burning Across California

CALIFORNIA — Over 4,000 firefighters are battling nine large wildfires across California. Yesterday, new fires erupted in Nevada and San Bernardino county. Firefighters are making good progress on both of these fires, while continuing to gain containment on the remaining blazes across the state. Gusty winds and poor humidity recovery, particularly in the Sacramento Valley and foothills, continue in the ...

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Fire Near Bootjack Knocked Down In Minutes

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire just north of Bootjack in Mariposa County. Crews were dispatched at about 2:20 p.m. to reports of a fire burning in the 5600 block of Carleton Road near Morning Star Lane. The first engine at scene reported the fire as a 200×20 foot spot burning along the roadway. The ...

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Forward Progress Of Lush Meadows Fire Stopped

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters quickly got a handle on a vegetation fire in the Lush Meadows area of Mariposa County on Triangle Road this afternoon. Just after 4:30 p.m., reports came in of a vegetation fire burning in the 3500 block of Triangle Road. Resources from Mariposa County, Cal Fire and U.S. Forest Service responded. First engine at scene reported ...

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