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Hodgdon Meadow Prescribed Burn - Update

July 10, 2012 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

 Hodgdon Meadow Prescribed Burn - Update

Firefighters completed the 234 acre Hodgdon Meadow prescribed fire at 11:30 am on Thursday, June 21. The prescribed fire remains in patrol status, with fire crews continuing to lightly mop-up along the fire perimeter of the 234 acre project. Smoke may be visible over the next few days from continued smoldering within the perimeter. The light smoke will be local in extent to the Hodgdon Community, Big Oak Flat Entrance Station, Evergreen and the Carlon roads. The Carlon road is open. The fishing, and falls trails are open. Hikers are encouraged to stay on the trail and not walk into the fire area.

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