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Yosemite Loosens Fire Restrictions After Heavy Rain

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Yosemite, CA — National Park Service officials relay that the recent precipitation in Yosemite National Park has decreased the fire danger.

Emergency fire restrictions put in place back on July 16, including a parkwide ban on cigarettes and campfires in many Wilderness areas, have now been lifted. The information below has been released by the National Park Service.

• All previously enacted fire restrictions are hereby lifted and all associated orders are rescinded.
• Campfires are once again permitted in the Wilderness, where not otherwise prohibited by regulation. Fires remain prohibited above 9,600 feet and in other designated areas due to scarcity of wood and resource concerns. Where fires are permitted, existing campfire rings must be used.
• Campfires and cooking fires may be used in designated campgrounds, picnic areas, and residential areas in accordance with park regulations.
• Where wood gathering is permitted, only dead and down wood may be gathered.
• Extinguish cigarettes prior to disposal; filters must be properly disposed of in a trash receptacle.