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Wildfire in Yosemite National Park

A wildfire that started early this afternoon in Yosemite National Park in Yosemite National Park has grown to approximately 700 acres. The Meadow Fire originated in Yosemite’s backcountry wilderness, east of Half Dome and Little Yosemite Valley, at approximately noon today. Approximately 100 hikers were evacuated from the top of …

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Wildfire Reported in Yosemite National Park

A wildfire was reported around 2:45 p.m. this afternoon in the western portion of Yosemite National Park. The “Dog Rock Fire,” is currently at 130 acres and multiple aircraft are en route to suppress the fire. Yosemite National Park fire crews, along with crews from several agencies, are working together …

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Wildfire in Yosemite National Park

A wildfire above Yosemite Valley began yesterday afternoon, September 7, 2015. The “Tenaya Fire” is currently at approximately 500 acres and is burning above Yosemite Valley. The fire is located along both sides of the Lehamite Creek Trail from the north rim of the Valley to the Tioga Road. Smoke …

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Yosemite National Park Rescue Medic Heather Wonenberg Awarded the 2018 Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual of the Year

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group in Boise, Idaho has awarded Yosemite National Park Helitack member Heather Wonenberg the 2018 Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual of the Year Award. This award recognizes and honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions, or programs in emergency medical service for our Nation’s Wildland Firefighters. …

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California National Parks Reduce Wildfire Risks Through First-of-its-Kind Collaboration with Utilities

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued permits to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) to perform wildfire prevention activities in 12 California national park units through a new public-private partnership that focuses on protecting park resources and streamlining communication between the NPS and utilities. …

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