Yosemite National Park, CA — Yosemite National Park has declared the beginning of fire season for the park.
From now on, backyard pile burning will no longer be allowed in El Portal.
The communities of Foresta and Wawona will be allowed to continue backyard pile burning until June 19th on permissive burn days only.
The large wood yard piles managed by the National Park Service located at Hodgdon, Foresta, Yosemite Valley, El Portal, and Wawona, may be periodically burned by the Fire Management Office.
Yosemite Fire Management now has three Type III Engines staffed five days a week, one Type III Engine staffed 7 days a week and the Helicopter staffed 7 days a week.
Written by Sabrina Sabbagh