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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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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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California Poison Control Offers Prevention Tips About Wildfire Smoke Dangers 

San Francisco – California Poison Control System (CPCS), the largest single provider of poison control services in the U.S., has issued a warning about the dangers of wildfire smoke for children and adults with fires now burning throughout the West. “Wildfire smoke exposure can cause irritation to the eyes, nose, throat and lungs,” said Dr. Rais Vohra, Medical Director for ...

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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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Creek Fire Updates

Sept. 28, 2020 – The reported growth on the Creek Fire was 1770 acres during the evening operational period bringing the total number of acres burned to 304,604 and containment remained at 39% with full containment not expected until the end of October. Significant efforts are underway to allow repopulation including restoration of utility services and removal of other hazards, ...

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Creek Fire Eclipses 302,000 Acres

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 27, 2020 – The Creek Fire has now burned  302,870 acres with a 39% containment and full containment not expected until late in October. Weather conditions are changing with a high-pressure system moving across the area. Temperatures are also expected to climb starting today and into next week and return day-time high temperatures to the 90’s. ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 25, 2020 – Firefighters and crews continue to battle 25 major wildfires in California with over 17,400 firefighters on the front lines. Yesterday, firefighters down in San Diego County were able to contain the over 17,000 acre Valley Fire, as well as 27 new initial attack wildfires across the State. Since the beginning of the year, there have ...

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Creek Fire Update: 36% Containment With More Than 3,000 Firefighters and Personnel

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 25, 2020 –  Weather conditions are expected to change with a high-pressure system moving across the area starting Saturday. This will shift winds to the northeast which will produce a light to moderate down-sloping wind. Temperatures are also expected to climb this weekend and into next week with a return of day-time high temperatures in the ...

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Pediatric Team in Oakhurst Helping Young Patients Feel at Ease

OAKHURST – As parents and guardians in the Oakhurst community welcome and raise the youngest members of their families, they have available to them the expertise of the board-certified pediatric team at Adventist Health Medical Office – Oakhurst. Taking a collaborative approach, the pediatric team includes pediatrician Linne Curtis, MD, and pediatric nurse practitioner Carol Cramer, CPNP-PC, who represent more ...

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