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Evacuations Lifted For Wawona Tomorrow

YOSEMITE — Residents of the community of Wawona who were evacuated on Saturday are being allowed to return to their homes.

According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, the mandatory evacuation order for residents and employees only will be lifted at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Residents, homeowners and employees will be required to provide identification before being allowed to enter. The area will remain closed to the public until Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7 a.m..

The area east of Chilnualna Creek remains closed. There is no immediate or predicted threat to the Wawona Community.

Burning operations above Wawona were successful yesterday as crews brought the fire down the containment line to the South Fork of the Merced. Today crews will finish burning the lower area along the river and continue to mop up on the west side.

Firefighters have been inserted into the southeast portion of the fire to check the eastern spread and monitor the fireline north of the river.

For more information call 209-379-5322

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