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CAL FIRE to Conduct Prescribed Burn at Grupe Ranch

MARIPOSA–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit will be conducting a prescribed burn on May 14 – 17, 2024. The vegetation management burn will take place on the Grupe Ranch located on Oak Grove Road. The prescribed fire will consist of burning 112 acres of annual grass, oak woodland, and sparse brush. The vegetation management ...

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Yosemite Pile Burning to Resume

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Smoke will be visible from various locations in Yosemite National Park (YNP) this week, February 6th through the 10th, as YNP Fire and Aviation crews resume pile burning in several locations. Areas to be included are near the Clinic in Yosemite Valley as well as the Ahwahnee Hotel/Sugar Pine Bridge area. Fire managers also hope to burn piles ...

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Bass Lake Ranger District Plans To Initiate Pile Burning

NORTH FORK—Sierra National Forest (SNF) – Bass Lake Ranger District fire personnel are looking to start burning the piles in the Madera County Roads project around the Bass Lake area, with a total of 567 acres. We are planning to start some test fires on January 30, 2023. If ignition proves to be successful, we will continue lighting the piles. ...

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Yosemite Seasonal Prescribed Burns

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–With the prediction of slight rain over the weekend, Yosemite National Park Fire Managers are preparing to conduct prescribed burning operations along Southside Drive in Yosemite Valley next week. There are multiple piles located near El Capitan Crossover that, if conditions allow, burning may occur there first. Depending on continued permissible conditions, burning may extend from El Cap ...

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Yosemite Fires Red And Rodgers Updates

YOSEMITE–The Rodgers Fire and The Red Fire are naturally caused lightning fires in the wilderness of Yosemite National Park with no threat to structures or critical infrastructure. The burn pattern on both fires can be described as mosaic, meaning patches of fire spread across the landscape. The fire is cleaning up dead and downed fuels on the ground to make ...

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Two Lightning Caused Fires Being Managed in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Red and Rodgers Fires are burning in Yosemite National Park in the higher elevations, away from any infrastructure or populated areas. Both fires were caused by lightning and are being managed as suppression fires with confine and contain strategies. Firefighters are working to keep the fires within natural barriers.   Firefighters assigned to the Red  Fire are ...

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Prescribed Fire in the Oakhurst Area

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OAKHURST– The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), will be conducting a prescribed fire, fuel reduction project in the Oakhurst area February 15-19 if weather is conducive for burning. The project will be on the property of the Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst. This project will reduce hazardous fuels around the Conference Center and provide a fuel break ...

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