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Studhorse Prescribed Fire Continues in May 2023

Map showing studhorse burn units as they relate to places in Wawona

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News Release Date: May 9, 2023

Fire management is preparing to continue prescribed burning operations in the coming days on the Studhorse unit which is south of the Wawona Hotel. Previous firing operations took place mid to late April 2023 and burned approximately 90 acres of the 260 acre unit. Conditions permitting, ignitions plan to take place at approximately 6 pm on Thursday, May 11, 2023 and throughout the day on Friday, May 12, 2023 and target approximately 115 acres in unit #5 (see map). No active ignitions are planned for the weekend, however firefighters will remain in the area; please watch for firefighters and equipment along the roadway. The remaining 55 acres of the unit will be burned at a later date when conditions are favorable. 

Smoke will be visible along the Wawona Road (Highway 41) during and after burning operations. Air quality information can be found online at

Last updated: May 10, 2023

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