Tuesday , June 25 2024

WildFire News

Forest service firefighter and dedicated to inform the community of any and all wildfires!.

Prescribed Burn in the Wawona area on May 17, 2024

Fire managers are planning to conduct prescribed burning operations on Friday, May 17, 2024, in the Wawona area. The 55 targeted acres, known as Studhorse Units 1 and 2, are south of the Wawona community and two miles northwest of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. In order to maintain the …

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National Park Service employees and Tribes in Pacific West Region recognized for work preserving the nation’s heritage

This Preservation Month, the National Park Service (NPS) Pacific West Region recognizes employees and Tribes who have exceeded their mission to protect the nation’s heritage. Join us in congratulating Blanca A. Stransky, Dave Goto, and Echo Davenport in conjunction with the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation’s Wahhoga Committee. https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1180/2023-pwr-cultural-resource-awards.htm

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Yosemite Pile Burning to Continue

Yosemite Fire crews plan to ignite piles in Wawona along Forest Drive beginning today, February 7, 2024. Please watch for firefighters and equipment working in the area. Smoke will be noticeable in the community during and after active burning operations. Air quality information can be found at https://fire.airnow.gov/ https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/yosemite-pile-burning-to-continue-feb-7-2024.htm

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Last Updated07/28/22 1:15 PMDate Started07/22/22 2:10 PMLocation InformationHwy 140 and Carstens Rd, near MidpinesLat/Long[37.5509366, -119.9234728]Administrative UnitUnified Command: CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit and Sierra National ForestCommand TeamCAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5CauseUnder InvestigationReportsClick here for prior status reports Status Updates Situation Summary Fire behavior was moderate overnight with most of the …

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Fire Restrictions in Effect for 2022

Due to high fire danger and enhanced risk to the public, employees, and first responders, Yosemite National Park is enacting park-wide fire restrictions below 8,000 feet elevation to reduce the threat of human-caused wildfires. 

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Washburn Fire – Fire Advisory

Fire Advisory:  All areas in Wawona need to prepare for potential evacuation due to The Washburn Fire. This incident may require evacuation in the future. Residents and visitors are encouraged to make appropriate preparations. Wawona Road (Hwy 41) and South Entrance remain open.

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Yosemite Fire Update for July 9 at 11:30 am

The Washburn fire grew to 703 acres overnight and remains at 0% containment. Evacuation of the Wawona community and Wawona Campground remain in place. The Wawona Road (Highway 41) is closed at the South Entrance to Henness Ridge Road. Yosemite West remains accessible from the northern side of the Wawona …

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