Saturday, September 10, 2016

Plans for the Ahwahnee Meadow Prescribed Burn at Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning the 62 acre Ahwahnee Meadow prescribed burn the week of September 12, 2016.  Ignition will take approximately one day and an additional two to four days of active burn down.

Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in Yosemite Valley.  Fire managers are working with the Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District (MCAPCD) to time the project to coincide with favorable weather and smoke dispersion conditions. Smoke, affecting health, is always a consideration in the decision to schedule prescribed fires.  A burn permit has been issued to Yosemite National Park by MCAPCD.  Community members who are sensitive to smoke may want to close their windows and doors and/or consider leaving the area during active ignition of the project in order to reduce their exposure. Visitors who are sensitive to smoke may want to avoid Yosemite Valley during active ignition. Notice of ignition and updates will be posted at:

Nancy Phillipe
Yosemite National Park
Emergency Communications Center Manager
Detailed to Yosemite Fire Information
209-620-6431 Work Cell
209-372-0480 Office Fire Info Landline

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