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Yosemite Wildfire Info Clearinghouse

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Yosemite Wildfire Info Clearinghouse

Unfortunately, it’s time for a wildfire thread clearinghouse again. I’ll try to gather the threads that we have about this fire, and other people can do the same if you see new threads open up. Please continue to contribute to existing threads that are on the specific topic you want to talk about, start threads about new topics on this fire and post the link here, or add posts to this thread if you wish.

GENERAL THREAD about Ferguson Fire near Hwy 140, and road closures between Mariposa/Yosemite and Mariposa/Hwy 120 east:

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g61000-…

HOTEL QUESTIONS – reservations at Cedar Lodge or Redbud:

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g61000-…

**** OTHER USEFUL LINKS:

WILDFIRE INFO DATABASES; more details on a specific fire will be found on one or the other of these websites, depending on whether the fire incident command is federal or state.

Nationwide wildfire updates; more complete info on fires being handled by federal agencies like U.S. Forest Service; this includes the Ferguson (Yosemite) fire):

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/?state=5

Cal Fire; more detail on fires handled by Calif. Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection, including evacuation orders:

http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (NPS website):

https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm

CALTRANS; California road conditions:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi or phone 1-800-427-7623

AIR QUALITY (US EPA)

https://airnow.gov/index.cfm…

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1. Re: Yosemite Wildfire Info Clearinghouse

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Hot-c…

More local newspapers for fire coverage.

https://www.fresnobee.com/

https://www.mercedsunstar.com/

https://www.mymotherlode.com/

Edited: 16 July 2018, 08:27
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4. Re: Yosemite Wildfire Info Clearinghouse

Thank you for starting this thread. This is a useful topic for visitors and an easy way for everyone to read the latest information.

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5. Re: Yosemite Wildfire Info Clearinghouse

Thank you for this!

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6. Re: Yosemite Wildfire Info Clearinghouse

It's very helpful. I am looking forward to Marmot and FresnoFacts to update today.

Fire doubled overnight, rocks and boulders coming down on the 140 in the fire area, fire line being set on a ridge to protect Yosemite West (where evacuation is advised, not mandatory, but most of us know that means to leave).

Info on the impact on the other two Western entrances would be valuable.

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7. Re: Yosemite Wildfire Info Clearinghouse

Webcams:

https:/…high-sierra (from the high country toward Half Dome)

https:/…yosemite-falls (Yosemite Falls)

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8. Re: Yosemite Wildfire Info Clearinghouse

Latest USFS update: nearing 10,000 acres (over 15 square miles), with only 2% containment. See Inciweb for more info: https:/…

See the Air Now map and how that red and orange patch stands out – folks with respiratory concerns should pay attention and consider that as you decide to either change your plans or wait for further developments.

https://www.airnow.gov/

More threads with questions about “what should we do if we already have Yosemite plans?”

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g61000…

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g61000…

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g61000…

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9. Re: Yosemite Wildfire Info Clearinghouse

Thanks for this thread. We have reservations for Yosemite West the second week of August. Will be following the news.

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10. Re: Yosemite Wildfire Info Clearinghouse

Clarifying.... The arch rock entrance is open but can only be accessed from El portal. What this means is if you are at the Yosemite view lodge (which has power) you can still get in and out of the park.

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