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Fire season has now officially begun, so let's be extra careful out there!

Yosemite National Park Declares Fire Season Has Begun

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIESYosemite National Park has declared fire season as of June 30, 2022 due to hotter and drier weather conditions.

Image of the Sierra National Forest logo.Fire season is officially enacted when the fire danger ratings for the park are at or above a moderate level for three consecutive days.

When recreating, be sure to follow all fire rules and regulations.

Help prevent human caused wildfires by ensuring your campfire is out cold using the “drown, stir, and feel method.”

Image of the drown, stir, and feel method of putting out a fire.


Sign up for Yosemite alerts at go.nps.gov/alert.

Image of a campfire.

Image by Nathan Lindahl.

For information planning your visit in Yosemite National Park please visit nps.gov/yose.

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Check out this short video by Fire Prevention Technician Brian McCloud on the correct way to start and put out a campfire. 

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