WAWONA – Travelers through the south entrance of Yosemite National Park should be prepared for some short delays this weekend as crews continue the second phase of a prescribed fire in the Wawona area, beginning on Thursday, Mar. 19.
The prescribed fire will include 111 acres of the 533-acre project. The first 60 acres were burned at the end of February.
During active burning, smoke may be present along the Wawona Road and in the community of Wawona. One-way traffic control will be implemented through the entirety of the burn, which is expected to be complete by Monday, Mar. 23.
Park employees and visitors are urged to drive slowly and with caution as there may be fire equipment and personnel on the roadways.