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Yosemite Proposes Increased Entrance Fees

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is proposing to increase entrance fees into the park. The single vehicle entrance fee would change from $20 to $30 for a seven day pass. The park’s annual pass would increase from $40 to $60. The current rate of $10 per individual or motorcycle would increase to $15 for an individual and $25 per motorcycle. ...

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Yosemite Celebrates Deaf Services Program

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the park’s Deaf Services Program. To celebrate this milestone, the park will host special programs throughout the weekend of Friday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 26.

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Activity On Dog Rock Fire Winding Down

YOSEMITE – The Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite is now 95% contained at 311 acres. Firefighters have completed debris removal on Highway 140/El Portal Road to allow both lanes to open this morning. The Highway 140 entrance to the park re-opened at 8 a.m. Firefighters and fire engines are stationed along the highway, and travelers should use extreme caution and ...

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Containment On Dog Rock Fire Expected Tomorrow

YOSEMITE – Firefighters have made major progress on the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite, holding it at 311 acres and achieving 54% containment. Fire activity has decreased significantly and many of the hand crews and engine crews will be released from the fire over the next two days. Total containment is estimated for Sunday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m.

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Highway 140 In Yosemite To Reopen

YOSEMITE – The Highway 140 entrance into Yosemite National Park, referred to as El Portal Road within the park boundary, will reopen as of Sunday, Oct. 12, at 8 a.m. The highway was closed on Tuesday, Oct. 7, due to the Dog Rock Fire. Also, electrical power to Yosemite Valley is expected to be restored late this evening, Friday, Oct. ...

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Cal Fire Airtankers No Longer Grounded

SACRAMENTO – This morning Cal Fire announced that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has advised their department that no structural failures or aging aircraft issues were found in their investigation of the Tanker 81 accident that took the life of pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite National Park. “In light ...

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Fire Activity Decreases On Dog Rock Fire

YOSEMITE – Officials are reporting that fire activity has decreased significantly on the Dog Rock fire, which is now estimated at 311 acres with 20% containment. They anticipate that far less smoke will be visible today. The view from the Yosemite Conservancy’s webcam on Turtleback Dome shows little to no smoke showing this morning at 11 a.m.

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Dog Rock Fire Now 25% Contained

YOSEMITE – Firefighters made excellent progress on the lines today at the Dog Rock Fire, which is now estimated at 279 acres with 25% containment. Due to their efforts, the evacuation of Foresta was lifted this afternoon. Control lines and hoselays along the north end of the fire are complete, and crews are working to mop-up that area of the ...

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Cause Of Dog Rock Fire Released

YOSEMITE – Fire investigators have determined the cause of the Dog Rock Fire. Based on their investigation it is believed that the fire was start by sparks generated by hot metal fragments from a vehicle. This could be the result of several things such as trailer safety chains dragging on the pavement, vehicle brake parts generating a spark or other ...

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Dog Rock Fire Update Thursday

YOSEMITE – The Dog Rock Fire, burning on the west side of Yosemite National Park, is now estimated at 245 acres with 10% containment. The fire is located along Highway 140 near the Arch Rock entrance to Yosemite National Park east of El Portal. The highway will remained closed until the danger can be eliminated.

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