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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 30, 2020 – As wind conditions improved yesterday, crews brought final containment to the Fox Fire in Siskiyou County, and over 17,000 firefighters worked to gain ground on the remaining 26 major wildfires across the state. Crews across the State also responded to 26 new wildfires, with only the Candy Fire in Riverside County growing beyond control ...

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Yosemite National Park Implements Enhanced Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Half Dome Mountain against blue sky in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – Sept. 30, 2020 – Yosemite National Park is experiencing poor air quality due to the Creek Fire, which is an ongoing wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park. The smoke from this fire is degrading air quality throughout the park by creating unhealthy levels of particulate matter. In response, Yosemite National Park has implemented park-wide Stage Two Fire Restrictions ...

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Yosemite National Park is Ending The Day Use Reservation System

YOSEMITE – Sept. 29, 2020 – Yosemite National Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state public health authorities, as the park continues to increase public access and services. The NPS is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 29, 2020 – Yesterday, critical fire weather continued to fan multiple fast-moving wildfires, as over 18,700 firefighters continue to battle 27 major wildfires. Fortunately, the gusty winds decreased overnight allowing firefighters to continue to build containment line and perform structure defense. Yesterday the US Forest Service reported that the 31,000 Lake Fire in Los Angeles County, which ...

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Mariposa County Receives $4.1 Million in Homekey Awards

SACRAMENTO – Sept. 28, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom announced $137 million in the third round of Homekey awards. California’s nation-leading $600 million program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and other properties to be converted into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing homelessness, who are at high risk for ...

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Expanded Access to Court Proceedings

MADERA – Beginning Thursday, October 1, 2020, the Madera County Superior Court will offer additional access to court proceedings through Zoom. This expansion is a service to the public that enhances an already available in-person access to the courthouse and court proceedings. Members of the public can request a Zoom link for a proceeding of interest by submitting an online ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 28, 2020 – Critical fire weather conditions continue to fan multiple fast-moving major wildfires, as Red Flag Warnings remain in place over much of Northern California. Today, there are 27 major wildfires with over 18,000 firefighters on the front lines. During the windy conditions experienced yesterday, the Glass Fire in Napa County erupted, as well as the ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 26, 2020 – With a Red Flag Warning in place over much of Northern California, crews continue to battle 25 major wildfires while remaining vigilant to the potential change in conditions.  With over 17,000 firefighters are on the front lines yesterday, They were able to make excellent progress on these remaining fires, as well as containing 18 ...

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Forest Service Extends Closure Orders and Fire Restrictions in California

VALLEJO – Sept. 25, 2020 – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended. This decision will be evaluated daily, taking fire and weather conditions into account. The fire prohibition includes building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove. Nine National Forests (NF) in California remain ...

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