Sunday , April 14 2024

River Fire

CAL FIRE IncidentYesLast Updated7/12/2021Date Started7/11/2021Location InformationOak Grove Road and Oak Grove School Road in Mariposa CountyCountiesMariposaAcres Burned4,000Percentage Contained5%Current ConditionsCurrent ConditionsFirefighters continue to aggressively attack the fire while dangerous heat persists. Extreme fire behavior, due to low fuel moisture and persistent drought, is a concern. Crews are working hard to construct …

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Mariposa County launches new COVID-19 notification service

The Public Health branch of Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency has created an email information system for all industry sectors operating in Mariposa County. As the stages and guidance change rapidly regarding COVID-19 The Mariposa Health Department wants to be able to reach out as quickly and efficiently …

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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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Yosemite Pile Burning in January 2024

Yosemite National Park is experiencing cooler temperatures and precipitation is in the forecast. With these favorable conditions, fire managers are planning to burn piles in the Wawona community and Yosemite Valley during the beginning on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/pile-burning-updates-for-january-2024.htm

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Yosemite National Park Announces Park Entry Reservation Pilot for Summer 2024 

Yosemite National Park is announcing a “Peak Hours Plus” 2024 vehicle reservation pilot system for park entry on the following dates: On weekends from April 13 to June 30; every day from July 1 to Aug. 16; and on weekends from Aug. 17 to Oct. 27. This system will be similar to the 2022 “Peak Hours” system, with the addition of more reservations for …

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Yosemite Pile Burning – Wawona

Yosemite Fire is planning pile burning operations in the Wawona community with a focus on Forest Drive and the Bills Hill area. Burning may begin as early as Thursday, December 7 and continue into Friday, December 8. These piles are from mechanical treatment projects where materials were cut and gathered …

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Yosemite Pile Burning in November

Yosemite Fire crews are planning to conduct pile burning operations in three areas around the park this week. The first is along Northside Drive in Yosemite Valley, the second area is in the upper Mariposa Grove near the Washburn fire footprint, and the third is near Sentinel Dome at the …

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Wawona Prescribed Burning, October 2023

Fire management is preparing to continue prescribed burning operations on the Studhorse unit which is south of the Wawona Hotel. https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/wawona-prescribed-burn-october-2023.htm

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Yosemite Pile Burning in Early October

During the first week of October, Yosemite fire crews will be conducting pile burning operations in Yosemite Valley along the El Capitan Crossover Road, and possibly near Cook’s Meadow, Ahwahnee Meadow, and along sections of Northside Drive. Additional pile burning will take place along the Crane Flat Lookout Road.  https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/pile-burning-updates-for-october.htm

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Yosemite Fire Update for September 10, 2023

Thunderstorms passed through Yosemite National Park on Saturday, September 9, 2023, bringing 179 lightning strikes, a small amount of precipitation, and some new lightning fire starts in the park. https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/yosemite-fire-update-for-september-10-2023.htm

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Fire Update for July 28, 2023

Fire crews are working to mitigate hazards to reopen trails early next week. Areas of unburned fuel remain active northwest of North Dome. Crews will remain onsite to ensure the fire stays within the current perimeter and will continue to monitor for the coming weeks.   https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/yosemite-fire-update-for-july-28-2023.htm

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Yosemite Fire Update, July 21, 2023

Yosemite Fire crews are using a management strategy utilizing natural barriers and trails to confine the spread of the fire in a predefined area. A confine and contain strategy under favorable conditions allows fire to move naturally across the landscape, providing ecological benefits to plants and wildlife, while also meeting …

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Pika Fire Update, July 13, 2023

Yosemite Fire crews are using a confine and contain strategy utilizing natural barriers and trails. A confine and contain strategy under favorable conditions allows fire to move naturally across the landscape, providing ecological benefits to plants and wildlife, while also meeting protection objectives to minimize risk to people and infrastructure. …

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Pika Fire Update, July 12, 2023

Yosemite Fire crews are using a confine and contain strategy utilizing natural barriers and trails. The fire has slow growth, with some isolated active pockets northwest of North Dome. https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/pika-fire-update-july-12-2023.htm

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