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Yosemite Declares End Of Fire Season

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARKYosemite National Park (YNP) has recently experienced widespread precipitation and snow accumulation which has led to the closure of the fire season. The closure of the fire season occurs when there is a season-ending precipitation event totaling two inches or more. This also allows for residential pile burning to return.

Helicopter 551 landing for a personnel pick-up. Photo Cred: Firefighter Jen McCarthy


Helicopter 551, Yosemite’s helicopter that was contracted for the fire season, has now left the park.

Seasonal fire personnel are completing their assignments and will soon be leaving the park as well.


Consistent lower fire danger along with the recent precipitation has made residential pile burning permissible. Residential pile burning is important for reducing fire hazards and can only be conducted on permissible burn days. Property owners and residents must follow all burning guidelines. Check below for a step-by-step guide to safe pile burning.

For more information regarding the Fire in Yosemite National Park check out their website and social media accounts.

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Twitter @YosemiteFire

Instagram @YosemiteFire

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