Tis the Season as Chain Controls in Effect on Local Highways

Tis the Season as Chain Controls in Effect on Local Highways

Arnold, CA…The precipitation and the nip in the air is bring snow to the high country. Sonora, Ebbetts & Tioga Passes are closed. Ebbetts is closed at the east end of Lake Alpine, Sonora is closed 26.4 miles of Strawberry or just over a marathon’s length from Strawberry. Chain controls from Tamarack on up Hwy […]

Improvements Underway along Northside Drive and Camp 4 Campground in Yosemite

Improvements Underway along Northside Drive and Camp 4 Campground in Yosemite

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park is working to implement several roadway and campground improvements within Yosemite Valley. Extensive work is being conducted on Northside Drive, the road leading from Yosemite Village to Yosemite Falls and toward the park exits. Significant work is also being conducted at Camp 4, a popular campground in Yosemite Valley. The current […]

Update on Fatal, 1,300 Ton Rockfall in Yosemite National Park

Update on Fatal, 1,300 Ton Rockfall in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite, CA…A series of rockfalls occurred yesterday afternoon from the Southeast face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Seven rockfalls occurred over a four-hour time span, with the initial rockfall happening at 1:52 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time. A preliminary estimate for the cumulative volume of all seven rockfalls is about 16,000 cubic feet (450 […]

Yosemite Fire Update

Yosemite Fire Update

Yosemite, CA…There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park’s wilderness. Showers and thunderstorms are possible each afternoon and evening through Tuesday, with a slight increase in temperature and lower relative humidities. Gusty and erratic winds are possible with any thunderstorm that develops. Smoke will be moderate throughout the Yosemite area, except for Wawona, today […]

Yosemite National Park Fire Update September 9th 2017

Yosemite National Park Fire Update September 9th 2017

Yosemite, CA…There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park’s wilderness. Very little change in temperatures and humidities through the weekend. Slight chance for afternoon/early evening showers and thunderstorms for the next several days. A slight warming trend will begin Sunday. Finding insurance is a huge problem for homeowners in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Delos […]

Yosemite Area Fire Update For September 1st, 2017

Yosemite Area Fire Update For September 1st, 2017

Yosemite, CA…There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park’s wilderness Smoke will be present due to a high pressure system which brings higher temperatures and lower relative humidities. Hot and dry weather will persist through the weekend and into early next week. Finding insurance is a huge problem for homeowners in the Sierra Nevada […]

Yosemite Empire Fire Update For August 26th

Yosemite Empire Fire Update For August 26th

Yosemite, CA…The Empire Fire is being managed for both resource and protection objectives. It is approximately 1 mile south of the Bridalveil Campground east of Alder Creek drainage and west of Bridalveil Creek drainage, burning in Red fir. Fire behavior has been actively flanking and backing with some single and group tree torching. The fire […]

South Fork Fire Update…Wawona Evacuation Order Has Been Lifted

South Fork Fire Update…Wawona Evacuation Order Has Been Lifted

Wawona, CA…The mandatory evacuation of Wawona has been lifted for residents only on the west side of Chilnualna Creek starting today at 7:00 am. Visitors and residents east of the creek will be able to return tomorrow. Burning operations above Wawona were completed yesterday. Last night’s infrared flight shows significant reduction in heat in the […]

South Fork Fire Update, 3,820 Acres, 17% Contained, Wawona Evacuation Orders Remain in Effect

South Fork Fire Update, 3,820 Acres, 17% Contained, Wawona Evacuation Orders Remain in Effect

Wawona, CA…Crews made significant progress yesterday building and strengthening line on the west side of the fire above Wawona. Contingency lines were also established to the northwest leading to Turner Ridge. Firefighters now have access to the South Fork and have been inserted to extinguish spot fires that have been occurring the past few days. […]

South Fork Fire Mandatory Evacuation Order for Residents of Wawona

South Fork Fire Mandatory Evacuation Order for Residents of Wawona

Wawona, CA…Evacuation order is for all areas east of Highway 41 along Chilnualna Falls Rd. and Forest Dr. Residents and visitors must vacate by 4:00 pm today. Red Cross Shelter at Tenaya Lodge. Community meeting will be held at Tenaya Lodge at 6PM. Fire activity increased yesterday primarily due to downdraft winds from thunderstorms. The […]

Yosemite Area Empire Fire Update August 17th, 1,450 Acres

Yosemite Area Empire Fire Update August 17th, 1,450 Acres

Yosemite, CA…The Empire Fire is being managed for both resource and protection objectives. It is approximately 1 mile south of the Bridalveil Campground east of Alder Creek drainage and west of Bridalveil Creek drainage, burning in Red fir. Fire behavior has been actively flanking and backing with some single and group tree torching. The fire […]

Yosemite Area South Fork Fire Update, 2,407 acres Containment: 7%

Yosemite Area South Fork Fire Update, 2,407 acres Containment: 7%

Yosemite, CA…The South Fork Fire experienced minimal growth yesterday as weather conditions and high humidity levels held the fire within the western and southern containment lines. The fire continues to slowly spread to the northeast into the Yosemite Wilderness. Air resources will continue to assist the firefighting effort today as smoke levels allow. Direct line […]

Firearms Determined to be Cause of Detwiler Fire

Firearms Determined to be Cause of Detwiler Fire

Mariposa, CA…California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) investigators have determined the cause of the Detwiler fire. The discharge of firearms, on public lands, is responsible for sparking the fire. The specific circumstances surrounding the cause remain under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the person or persons responsible for starting the Detwiler fire […]

Detwiler Fire Reaches 85% Containment, Repopulation Continues, Hot Spot Map Included

Detwiler Fire Reaches 85% Containment, Repopulation Continues, Hot Spot Map Included

Greeley Hill, CA…As the containment numbers continue to climb and resources are starting to be released we thought we would pass along last night’s heat maps. This will dictate today’s workload for helicopters and boots on the ground as they cool off the warm spots on the map. The official update from last night…”Last night […]

Detwiler Fire Community Meeting on July 27th in Greeley Hill

Detwiler Fire Community Meeting on July 27th in Greeley Hill

Greeley Hill, CA…CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4, the Mariposa County Sherriff’s Office and additional cooperating agencies on the Detwiler Fire will be hosting a community meeting in Greeley Hill. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions. Please arrive early as the meeting will start […]

CAL-FIRE Cancels Greeley Hill Town Hall Because of Fire Activity on North Flank of Detwiler Fire

CAL-FIRE Cancels Greeley Hill Town Hall Because of Fire Activity on North Flank of Detwiler Fire

Greeley Hill, CA…The Detwiler fire is now at 78,900 acres and 65% contained While the containment number rising is a good thing almost all of the burned acreage jumps have been on the northern edges of the fire. Even as most of the news from the Detwiler Fire is good there have been some troubling […]

Detwiler Fire Evening Update, 75,500 acres, 40% Contained, 63 Residences Destroyed, 1 Commercial Building Lost, 67 Minor Structures Burned, 13 Residences Damaged and 8 Minor Structures Damaged, 4,489 Personnel Working Fire.

Detwiler Fire Evening Update, 75,500 acres, 40% Contained, 63 Residences Destroyed, 1 Commercial Building Lost, 67 Minor Structures Burned, 13 Residences Damaged and 8 Minor Structures Damaged, 4,489 Personnel Working Fire.

Mariposa, CA…Today firefighters continued to construct and reinforce fire lines. Due to successful suppression efforts, repopulation is continuing as directed under the incident repopulation plan. An additional fire camp was opened to support the Northern branches of the fire. We ask the public to exercise caution and remember that, “One Less Spark-One Less Wildfire”. We […]

Detwiler Fire Morning Update, 75,200 acres, 30% Contained, 60 Residences Destroyed, 1 Commercial Building Lost, 63 Minor Structures Burned, 13 Residences Damaged and 7 Minor Structures Damaged, 4,489 Personnel Working Fire.

Detwiler Fire Morning Update, 75,200 acres, 30% Contained, 60 Residences Destroyed, 1 Commercial Building Lost, 63 Minor Structures Burned, 13 Residences Damaged and 7 Minor Structures Damaged, 4,489 Personnel Working Fire.

Mariposa, CA…The 4,489 strong fire fighting army that has been assembled to battle this fire now has the upper hand and are working hard on putting the Detwiler in the history books. There is a long, long way to go but this does seem like an apt place to insert a Churchill quote…”Now this is […]

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