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Friday update on Lions Fire, state fire summary

Lions Fire Update 8/10/18 The Lions Fire is estimated at 8,779 acres with 70% containment, for an increase of 68 acres. However, the fire could not be accurately mapped due to smoke inversion and growth is likely greater than what mapping reflects. There are 154 personnel committed to the fire, including 4 crews, and 4 […]

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Tioga Road reopens; Lions Fire at 70 percent containment

STATE ROUTE 120 HAS BEEN REOPENED BISHOP— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pleased to announce that Yosemite National Park administrators and fire managers have reopened Tioga Road through the park. Yosemite Valley is still closed to visitors and vehicles, however through passage along State Route 120 is now open. For the latest highway […]

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Photo courtesy of the Yosemite Conservancy Turtleback livecam - 5 PM today, Sunday August 5 - with Half Dome invisible, dead center.)

Yosemite Valley to remain closed indefinitely

News release from Yosemite National Park Les Marsden President, Yosemite Gateway Partners As your YGP President, I wanted to share this latest just-announced information with you: Yosemite Valley will remain closed indefinitely. You probably know the Ferguson Fire has now raged for 24 days, has taken the lives of two firefighters and injured 11 others. Its […]

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Sunday update: INF enters fire restrictions

Press releases Inyo National Forest Enters Fire Restrictions  Inyo National Forest is implementing fire restrictions effective on all Inyo National Forest lands. The forest is basing this decision on national level fire activity, local fire activity, and the availability of firefighters for response. Effective August 4, and until further notice, the following restrictions will be […]

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Saturday update: Lions Fire continues to grow

News releases The Lions Fire is estimated at 7,494 acres with 60% containment, showing an increase of 846 acres. There are 180 personnel committed to the fire, including 7 crews, 4 helicopters, and a pack string of mules from the Stanislaus National Forest. The most active portion of the fire remains on the western flank […]

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Some information – Living with smoke pollution

From Mono County Health Department Living With Smoke First the Lion Fire, now Ferguson and others–wildfires are burning all over the West again and smoke pollution is becoming part of our lives. The purpose of this communication is to share information on smoke pollution, focusing on health concerns, understanding air quality and approaches to reducing exposure. […]

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Thursday update on fires, smoke and roads

News releases Lions Fire Update The Lions Fire is estimated to be 6,530 acres and 60% contained, showing 1,074 acres of growth yesterday. Fire activity remains on the western flank, where the fire moved into heavier fuels and has spread upslope along the Cargyle Creek Drainage on the Sierra National Forest. Similar fire activity is […]

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Community meeting in Mammoth for Lions Fire

News releases Community Meeting Planned for the Lions Fire Smoke Advisory Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Lions Fire and other wildfires including the Ferguson Fire Stage 2 Health Advisory Affected Area: Mammoth Lakes Smoke Sources: Lions Fire and other wildfires including the Ferguson Fire Based on air pollution levels at the Mammoth Lakes […]

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Sunday update on fires

Lions Fire Update (News release) The Lions Fire saw 10 acres of growth yesterday and is estimated to be 4,277 acres and 92% contained. The fire is burning in the Cargyle Creek area, south of Corral Meadow, on the Sierra National Forest. The fire is burning in an area that has seen up to 50% […]

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Yosemite issues fire restrictions; update on Ferguson Fire

National Park Service news release Yosemite National Park is experiencing high fire danger, along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to the current and predicted fire conditions and fire behavior, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park will be implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions until further notice is given. By order of the Superintendent […]

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