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Yosemite Prescribed Fire Starts This Week in Wawona

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite Fire management is preparing to continue prescribed burning operations in the coming days on the Studhorse Units 1 and 2. These are south of the Wawona community and two miles northwest of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. To maintain the safety of park visitors and allow fire management operations to be conducted, there are temporary trail ...

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Unlock Career Opportunities at the Next Step Job Faire

OAKHURST—Looking for a career? Need a job change? Just want to see what’s what in the world of employment? You won’t want to miss the Next Step Job Faire. Here’s your chance to explore careers in a multitude of fields. The faire, sponsored by Yosemite Adult School, takes place on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the Yosemite High School Athletic ...

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Mariposa Grove Prescribed Burn Continues

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite Fire and Aviation plans to begin ignitions on a 120-acre prescribed burn in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park on Tuesday, June 20th. Two days of live firing operations followed by multiple days of patrol and mop-up for this prescribed burn are planned. UPDATE This burn has been canceled due to predicted winds. ...

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Mariposa Grove Prescribed Fire Beginning

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite National Park fire crews have several prescribed burns planned over the next several weeks. Fire crews will begin burning in Mariposa Grove starting this week as conditions allow. Ignitions are planned to begin today, May 30th, in the early evening and extend into tomorrow. Mariposa Grove Unit 2 is 37 acres, and Mariposa Grove Unit 4 is ...

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Yosemite Upcoming Prescribed Burn in the Wawona Area

YOSEMITE–Yosemite Fire is assessing conditions to conduct prescribed burning operations in the Studhorse area (south of the Wawona Hotel) this week. If conditions allow, active burning may take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, and Thursday, April 20, 2023. Fire crews plan to target approximately 150 acres on the northeastern side of Wawona Road (Highway 41) and will have traffic ...

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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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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 Continue To Burn

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Several fires continue to burn in Yosemite National Park (YNP) including the Red and Rodgers Fires which have been burning since the beginning of August. The park also has several lightning caused fires that are all less than 1/4 of an acre and contained except one fire, The Empire Fire. Current Fire Activity As of Friday, September 16, ...

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Fork Fire And Yosemite Lightning Fires

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The fall season in the Motherlode area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains often brings relief in the form of cooler temperatures, shorter days and an end to fire season. For Mariposa and Eastern Madera Counties this is not the case just yet. The Fork Fire and several lightning caused fires in Yosemite National Park continue to burn in and ...

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Third Fire Ignites in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–A third wildland fire has been discovered in Yosemite National Park near the Aspen Valley area. This is the Aspen Fire. The fire was discovered  yesterday, 9.4.2022, by a firefighting helicopter that was working on the Red Fire, which has been burning in the park since August. None of the fires have caused any road closures or are ...

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