Yosemite Fire Update for July 9 at 11:30 am

July 09, 2022 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information
The Washburn fire grew to 703 acres overnight and remains at 0% containment. Evacuation of the Wawona community and Wawona Campground remain in place. The Wawona Road (Highway 41) is closed at the South Entrance to Henness Ridge Road. Yosemite West remains accessible from the northern side of the Wawona road. Structure assessment and preparation work is on going in the community of Wawona. 
Firefighters worked through the night and aerial and ground resources are continuously being utilized to fully suppress the fire. 
The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is home to over 500 mature trees. Efforts to protect these trees and the historic structures within the Grove include: removing hazard fuels, deploying temporary sprinkler systems, and utilizing protective structure wrap on the base of the trees as well as on the Galen Clark Cabin.

Last updated: July 9, 2022

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