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Updates on Lions, Ferguson fires

News release North Fork, Calif., August 16, 2018 – Last night the fire was flown by aircraft using infrared imaging to get an accurate location and intensity of the fire. This information will be utilized to make more accurate maps of the fire lines and help in making tactical decisions. Smoke conditions increased yesterday with […]

 
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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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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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Yosemite Valley, Wawona to close Wednesday due to Ferguson Fire

Yosemite National Park Announces Additional Temporary Closures Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley and Wawona will close at Noon tomorrow, July 25, 2018, to all visitors  due to the ongoing impacts of the Ferguson Fire. These closures include all hotels,  campgrounds, and visitor services in Yosemite Valley and Wawona. Park visitors currently staying in park […]

 
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Smoke Outlook for Ferguson Fire 7/18 – 7/19

We received this air quality report on the Ferguson Fire from Deb Schweizer, public affairs officer Inyo National Forest. Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, and Devils Postpile are included in the report.   The Ferguson Fire is 17,319 acres today and 5% contained today. Please check inciweb for more information about the fire. http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/CASNF/2018-07-14-1535-FERGUSON-FIRE/picts/2018_07_18-13.40.55.793-CDh264.mp4  

 
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