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Hodgdon Meadow Prescribed Burn Will Begin Wednesday

Yosemite, Ca — Don´t be surprised if you notice smoke in Yosemite National Park beginning Wednesday morning.

The National Park Service is planning to conduct prescribed fire activities in the Hodgdon Meadow area through Friday.

“When we do burns such as this, we avoid the threat of a catastrophic fire,” says Park Spokesperson Adrienne Freeman.

Freeman notes that a large amount of brush has built up in the Hodgdon Meadow area. The burn will be approximately 70 acres in size. Freeman says smoky conditions will exist for the duration of the project.

People with respiratory problems are advised to use caution when exerting themselves in this region.

Written by BJ Hansen