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 […]

Detwiler Fire Evening Update, 75,000 acres, 25% Contained, 61 Residences Destroyed, 1 Commercial Building Lost, 63 Minor Structures Burned, 13 Residences Damaged and 6 Minor Structures Damaged, 4,408 Personnel Working Fire.

Detwiler Fire Evening Update, 75,000 acres, 25% Contained, 61 Residences Destroyed, 1 Commercial Building Lost, 63 Minor Structures Burned, 13 Residences Damaged and 6 Minor Structures Damaged, 4,408 Personnel Working Fire.

Mariposa, CA…Evacuation Orders were lifted in the town of Mariposa due to decreased fire activity and successful firefighting operations. Damage assessment crews have completed approximately 95% of their assessment of damaged and destroyed buildings. An inversion layer is expected to develop tonight which will help lower temperatures and raise humidity which will assist firefighting operations. […]

Yosemite National Park Remains Open Yosemite Valley Accessible via Highways 140, 120, and 41

Yosemite National Park Remains Open   Yosemite Valley Accessible via Highways 140, 120, and 41

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park remains open with all hotels, lodges, stores and campgrounds that have opened for the season are fully open and operational. All entrances to Yosemite National Park are open. Visitors can get to Yosemite Valley via Highway 140 from Mariposa, Highway 41 from Fresno, Highway 120 West from Groveland, and Highway 120 […]

AT&T Has Activated its Text-to-Donate Campaign For Detwiler Fire Relief

AT&T Has Activated its Text-to-Donate Campaign For Detwiler Fire Relief

Mariposa, CA…To help those impacted by the Detwiler Wildfire in Mariposa County, CA, and other California wildfires, AT&T has activated its Text-to-Donate Campaign. Wireless customers can make a $10 donation to assist those affected by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to support the American Red Cross. Customers can text up to five times for a total […]

Red Cross Operating Five Shelters for Detwiler Fire Evacuees

Red Cross Operating Five Shelters for Detwiler Fire Evacuees

Sacramento, CA…The Red Cross shelter at Groveland Community Hall is now closed. Evacuees who stayed at the Groveland facility have been relocated to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. New evacuees in the area are encouraged to go to the fairgrounds for assistance. The American Red Cross is operating the following shelter locations for residents impacted by […]

Firefighters Hold the Detwiler Fire to 48,000 acres, 7% contained, 8 Structured Burned, 1 Damaged, 1,500 Threatened, 3,175 Personnel Working Fire

Firefighters Hold the Detwiler Fire to 48,000 acres, 7% contained, 8 Structured Burned, 1 Damaged, 1,500 Threatened, 3,175 Personnel Working Fire

Mariposa, CA…Today, fire behavior remained active. Firefighters faced high temperatures along with dry and drought stressed chaparral and grass. Steep and inaccessible terrain continue to challenge control lines. The fire encroaches on culturally and historically sensitive areas. The fire continues to threaten power lines to the S. of the incident which supply power to Yosemite […]

Evacuation Guidelines for Tuolumne County Residents

Evacuation Guidelines for Tuolumne County Residents

Sonora, CA…Types of Evacuations: In Tuolumne County there are three types of evacuation warnings. Implementation of one or the other is dependent upon the actual or potential danger to the affected population as determined by the Incident Command Staff or the Board of Supervisors. The Three Types of Evacuation are: Evacuation Advisory – Issued to […]

Detwiler Fire Evacuation Advisory and Warning South of Hwy 120

Detwiler Fire Evacuation Advisory and Warning South of Hwy 120

Sonora, CA…An evacuation advisory has been issued for the area south of Highway 120 to the county line, between Smith Station Road and the Town of Moccasin. An Evacuation advisory means there is a potential for evacuation and residents should start preparing for evacuation. An evacuation warning has been issued for the areas of Jackass […]

Yosemite National Park & Yosemite Conservancy Launch New Website To Protect Bears With First-Ever Online Bear Tracker

Yosemite National Park & Yosemite Conservancy Launch New Website To Protect Bears With First-Ever Online Bear Tracker

Yosemite National Park, CA…Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy today announced the launch of KeepBearsWild.org, a new website to protect the park’s iconic black bears. The website features the National Park Service’s first online bear tracker, information on ways for the public to help save bears, and eye-opening photography and videos not before available to […]

Ceres Woman Killed By Falling Tree Near Curry Village

Ceres Woman Killed By Falling Tree Near Curry Village

Yosemite, CA…A woman was struck and killed by a falling tree in Yosemite National Park on Sunday morning March 5, 2017, The tragic accident occurred in Half Dome Village, in Yosemite Valley, at around 10:00 a.m. yesterday morning, amid heavy snow and high winds. Destiny Rose Texeira Borges, 20, from Ceres, California was in the […]

Yosemite National Park Working To Repair Big Oak Flat Road

Yosemite National Park Working To Repair Big Oak Flat Road

Yosemite National Park, CA…Yosemite National Park is moving forward with repairs to the damaged Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West) leading to Yosemite Valley. Severe storms have impacted the road and it continues to be unsafe for vehicular travel, and has been closed since late February. The Federal Highways Administration has selected a contractor […]

The Big Oak Flat Road In Yosemite National Park Will Be Closed

The Big Oak Flat Road In Yosemite National Park Will Be Closed

Yosemite National Park, CA…The Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park (Hwy 120) will be closed daily from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am between Crane Flat and Foresta due to storm-related road damage. These closures will remain in effect from Friday, February 17, 2017 until at least Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Visitors entering Yosemite […]