Yosemite, Ca — A prescribed burn is set to begin today in the Wawona area of Yosemite National Park, and it will continue over the next two weeks.
The total area of the burn is estimated at about 2,000 acres. The prime purpose of the prescribed burn is to ensure defensible space in the community of Wawona. Yosemite officials say that this will be the first of several seasonal prescribed burns in the park.
Written by BJ Hansen