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Yosemite National Park to Reopen on Friday, September 25, 2020

YOSEMITE – Sept. 23, 2020 – Yosemite National Park will reopen to all park visitors on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 9:00 am. Some visitor services will be available and other visitor services will open incrementally over the weekend. The park has been closed since September 17 due to smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park. Campsites in ...

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PG&E Planned Power Outages October 1 & 3

On Thursday, October 1, multiple buildings in Big Oak Flat and Hodgdon Meadows will have planned commercial power outages for Wildfire Safety Work. Outages are scheduled for 8am – 4pm. On Saturday, October 3, the Mariposa Grove Administrative Office will have planned commercial power outages to replace electrical poles. That outage is scheduled for 9am – 4pm. For more information ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 23. 2020 – Yesterday, firefighters gained full containment on the CZU Lightning Complex in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties. Crews continue to battle 26 remaining major wildfires in California. Today there are over 18,200 firefighters on the front lines. Firefighters continue to make progress on the over two dozen major wildfire, as well as the 22 ...

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Fires Continue to Burn Across California

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 22, 2020 – Over 18,700 firefighters continue to battle 27 major wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters were able to contain the 50 acre Shackleford Fire in Siskiyou County, as well as 18 new initial attack wildfires throughout the State. Since the beginning of the year, there have been well over 8,000 wildfires that have burned over 3.6 ...

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PG&E Has Created The Safety Action Center

OAKHURST – When customers are allowed to return home, PG&E wants to ensure they stay safe so they have created the Safety Action Center (www.safetyactioncenter.pge.com) with information about what customers can do to keep their family, home and business safe during emergency situations. We continue to make repairs following damage from the Creek Fire. About 850 customers remain out due ...

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California Fire Updates: More Than 7,900 Wildfires Since the Beginning of the Year

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 21, 2020 – Firefighters continue to battle 27 major wildfires in California, as well as one extended attack wildfire. With over 19,000 firefighters on the front lines, crews continue to gain ground on these fires. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 25 new initial attack wildfires across the State, all of which were quickly contained. Since the beginning of ...

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Yosemite National Park Remains Closed

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Sept. 20, 2020 – Yosemite National Park remains closed due to hazardous air quality. However, park through roads are now accessible for vehicular traffic. Limited services are available throughout the park. Visitors should be prepared to drive through without stopping. Accessible roads open include the Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41), the El Portal Road (continuation ...

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Milder Weather Aiding Fire Crews Fighting California Fires

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 19, 2020 – Over 19,000 firefighters continue to battle 27 major wildfires in California, as well as one extended attack wildfire. Milder weather is helping the fire fight as crews continue to gain ground on many of the major incidents. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 22 initial attack wildfires across the State, all of which were contained quickly. ...

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Online Creek Fire Fundraiser to Benefit Those Who Have Lost Their Homes

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — An online Creek Fire fundraiser has been started by local business owners directly affected by the fire, with many of them having been evacuated from their homes.   Local t-shirt brand, Get Deerty, has teamed up with local artist Kirsten Casey of Blue Lotus Hemp to create a Creek Fire relief fundraiser. An assortment of items, including t-shirts, ...

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