Yosemite imposes fire restrictions

The Fresno BeeJuly 17, 2014 

The National Park Service is implementing fire restrictions in Yosemite National Park until further notice to combat the high risk of fire in the summer's hot and dry conditions.

Building or using a fire, campfire or cooking fire (including charcoal fires) is prohibited within the Yosemite Wilderness at elevations below 6,000 feet. Portable stoves using pressurized gas, liquid fuel, alcohol or propane are permitted. Campfires and cooking fires are still permitted in designated campgrounds and picnic areas in developed portions of the park.

Smoking is not allowed unless in: a vehicle, a building that allows smoking, a campground or picnic area where charcoal and wood fires are allowed or a designated smoking area.

Notice of these sanctions is posted throughout the park. They will remain in place until officially lifted.

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