Journal archives for July 2018

July 24, 2018

Yosemite National Park Announces Additional Temporary Closures.

Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley and Wawona will close at Noon tomorrow, July 25, 2018, to all visitors due to the ongoing impacts of the Ferguson Fire. These closures include all hotels, campgrounds, and visitor services in Yosemite Valley and Wawona. Park visitors currently staying in park campgrounds and lodging facilities are asked to be out of these areas by Noon tomorrow. With the ongoing closure of Highway 140, park visitors can exit the park via Highways 120 and 41. The temporary closure is expected to last until Sunday, July 29, 2018. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is closed.

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July 16, 2018

Wildfire could become "major threat" to Yosemite, scientist says.

REDDING, California -- A university climate scientist has a dire prediction for the seven square-mile wildfire burning just west of California's Yosemite National Park, reports CBS Spokane, Washington affiliate KREM-TV. Daniel Swain believes the Ferguson Fire, which has claimed the life of one firefighter, "is likely to burn for many days and may eventually become a major threat" to the national park, he said via Twitter.

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