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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 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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Yosemite Fire Update for July 8, 2023

Yosemite Fire crews are scouting the fire to implement 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/yosemite-fire-update-for-july-8-2023.htm

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Fire Season Declared, June 26, 2023

Yosemite National Park has declared fire season starting June 26, 2023 due to hotter and drier weather conditions. Fire season is officially enacted when fire danger rating indices for the park show Moderate for 3 consecutive days. https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/fire-season-declared-june-26-2023.htm

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Valley Prescribed Burns, Week of June 18, 2023

Yosemite Fire has postponed the planned prescribed burn in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Originally scheduled to begin this evening, this burn has been postponed until Fall 2023. https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/valley-prescribed-burns-week-of-june-18-2023.htm

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Mariposa Grove Prescribed Burn: May 30-31, 2023

Fire crews will begin burning in the Mariposa Grove starting this week as conditions allow. Ignitions are planned to begin today, May 30 in the early evening and extend into tomorrow. https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/mariposa-grove-prescribed-burn.htm

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