South Central Sierra Interagency Management Team Type 2 will take command of the Rim Fire at 0700 on September 18, 2013
September 17, 2013
For Immediate Release
STATE ROUTE 120 (Tioga) Reopens
Tioga Road opens to through traffic at Noon on Saturday, September 14
SR-120 (Tioga Road) which had been closed from Crane Flat to White Wolf, within Yosemite National Park, will reopen to all vehicular traffic at noon, Saturday, September 14, 2013.
Visitors will have access to Yosemite Valley from Highway 395 via SR-120. However, due to continued fire activity in the area, stopping along the roadway is strictly prohibited. The public is advised to use extreme caution as firefighting activities continue in the area and visibility may be reduced due to smoke. For current road conditions in the park visit: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/traffic.htm.
Current road conditions can also be found at Caltrans’ website: www.dot.ca.gov/ or by calling Caltrans District 10 Public Affairs Office at (209) 948-7977.
The area burned by the Rim Fire within Yosemite National Park remains closed due to hazardous conditions.
Rim Fire Stanislaus National Forest closures remain in effect. For forest closure information visit www.fs.usda.gov/stanislaus
Photos taken by Jerry Snyder yesterday, 9/13/13, on the Stanislaus National Forest.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8911
Greg Gerstenberg, CDFW Central Region, (209) 769-1196
Mary Sommer, Acting Deer Program Coordinator, (916) 445-3549
With the historic Rim fire in Tuolumne and Mariposa counties still burning, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding hunters about limited access and road closures in the Stanislaus National Forest.
The still burning wildfire is the third largest ever recorded in California. CDFW implores that all outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen to be good stewards of the state’s wildland resources and obey all laws and restrictions regarding uses of valuable public land forests and ranges.
Deer hunters deal with wildfires and their impacts on hunting access nearly every year. Fish and Game Commission (FGC) regulations prohibit CDFW from allowing a hunter to exchange a deer tag after the earliest season (archery or rifle) has opened or if the tag quota for the zone has filled; and prohibits CDFW from issuing a refund to hunters after a season has started...
Cattle drive going on now! September 13, 2013 @ 10:50 AM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The California Incident Management Team 1 will be canceling daily scheduled media tours. Any media wanting a tour needs to call and make a reservation. The destination will be determined to identify the best photo/video opportunities.
There will be a limit of 3 vehicles per tour. Carpooling will be required. Public Information Officers will be on site to answer questions and facilitate the tour.
All members of the media must arrive ready to leave at the scheduled time, and must arrive in full personal protective gear, including: hardhats, Nomex pants, Nomex shirt, and boots. Nomex and hardhats can be provided if needed.
For additional information please contact:
California Incident Management Team 1