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Foresta Big Meadow Prescribed Burn Set For Today

Yosemite National Park, CA — The 91 acre Foresta Big Meadow Prescribed Fire is scheduled to take place today.

It is expected this project will take but one day to complete and another few days to fully mop up any hot spots to insure the fire does not escape the defined fire perimeter.

Resources allocated for the burn include two 20 person hand crews, a 10 person firing crew, a Type 1 dozer on standby in case of any control issues, a Type 2 helicopter, two Type 3 wild land fire engines, one 1,800 gallon water tender and miscellaneous overhead personnel. 

The Big Meadow project is the first re-entry fire in the meadow since the A-Rock wildfire of 1990 which destroyed a number of private residences.

The objectives of the prescribed burn include community fire protection, meadow and forest restoration and protection of cultural and natural resources.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com