March 1, 2022 Fire Updates: Jackpot burning, pile burning, and prescribed burn plans

March 01, 2022 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

The jackpot burning at Crane Flat a couple weeks ago was very successful with approximately 340 acres burned. Jackpot burning targets high concentrations of naturally occurring downed debris. This process is in preparation for broadcast burning a larger area at a later time. This week fire crews have been continuing work in the Mariposa Grove, Merced Grove, El Portal woodlot, and the Foresta burn pile. 

Conditions permitting, the park is beginning to assess some of the Studhorse units for burning mid-March. These units are located southeast of the community of Wawona and north of the Wawona Road, approximately two miles northwest of the Mariposa Grove. A map will be shared in the near future as plans come together.

Ignited burn piles in the Merced Grove with snow on the ground
Burning in the Merced Grove.

Last updated: March 1, 2022

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