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Fire Officials Talk To Residents About South Fork Fire

YOSEMITE — The community of Wawona gathered last night to hear from fire officials and law enforcement about suppression efforts and evacuation plans for the South Fork Fire. The fire is now estimated at 2,407 acres with 7 percent containment. Incident Commander Deron Mills of the South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team is also the Deputy Fire Chief in Yosemite, ...

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Update On The South Fork Fire Wednesday 6 PM

YOSEMITE — For the third straight day, residents and visitors on the southern end of Yosemite National Park woke to a haze from the smoke of the South Fork Fire. The smoke had lifted by this afternoon in the community of Wawona, where residents are still in a preparation mode for any possible evacuation. However, the fire is not directly ...

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Yosemite Announces Closure Of Trails In South Fork Fire Area

YOSEMITE — As the South Fork Fire continues to threaten the areas surrounding the community of Wawona, certain trails have been closed to the public. “In order to maintain the safety of park visitors and allow fire management operations to continue unimpeded, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park is designating the following area as closed until further notice is given: ...

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South Fork Fire Continues To Grow In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The South Fork Fire, burning inside Yosemite National Park just east of Wawona, has grown by several hundred acres overnight. It is now estimated at 2,296 acres, still with 5 percent containment. The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team took over management of the fire yesterday. They will host a community meeting at the Wawona Community Center ...

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YARTS Offers Free Rides To Yosemite On Free Gate Days

MERCED – Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) announced today that it will provide free transit service to Yosemite National Park on all free National Park Service (NPS) gate days for the next three years. YARTS will receive funding through the Federal Lands Access Program for a three-year demonstration project to operate free buses to Yosemite on all free NPS ...

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South Fork Fire In Yosemite Now at 1,700 Acres

YOSEMITE — The South Fork Fire, burning inside Yosemite National Park just east of Wawona, is now estimated at 1,700 acres, still with 0 percent containment. While residents and visitors in Wawona are still in a preparation mode for any possible evacuation, none has been ordered as of this hour. The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team took over ...

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South Fork Fire Now Over 1,600 Acres

YOSEMITE — The South Fork Fire continues to grow just east of the community of Wawona near the southern boundary of Yosemite National Park. The fire is burning in wilderness but is being managed for protection objectives due to its close proximity to Wawona. The South Fork Fire is now estimated at 1,613 acres with 0 percent containment. There are currently ...

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South Fork Fire More Than Doubles In Size

YOSEMITE — The South Fork Fire, burning on the southern end of Yosemite National Park just east of the community of Wawona, is now being estimated at 900 acres with 0 percent containment. Air recon of the South Fork Fire this morning provided the new estimated acreage. The growth was primarily north-northeast with some backing down the South Fork drainage. ...

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Wawona Star Party Canceled Due To Evacuations

UPDATE: Saturday, Aug. 19: Event canceled due to evacuations for the South Fork Fire. UPDATE: Monday, Aug. 14: Wawona Star Party – may be canceled due to fire. “Stay tuned,” says the UC Yosemite Field Station in Wawona. WAWONA — The public is invited to join like-minded wonderers at the UC Yosemite Field Station in Wawona for a night of star-gazing and ...

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Firefighters Focus On Protecting Wawona From South Fork Fire

YOSEMITE — The South Fork Fire is creating very smoky conditions on the southern end of Yosemite National Park and continues to threaten the community of Wawona. The fire is still estimated at 400 acres with 0 percent containment. Today, firefighters will continue to aggressively suppress the spread of the fire toward the community of Wawona on west flank, and ...

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