Some Tahoe National Forest lands closed due to Lowell Fire

Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn signed an emergency closure order for selected National Forest System lands, roads and trails on the Tahoe National Forest related to the Lowell Fire, effective today, July 27, 2015. This order provides for fire suppression and support personnel safety, as well as public safety and resource protection. The closure is on […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds a command post for Lowell Fire

Due to the Lowell Fire, now burning in Nevada and Placer counties, Cal Fire and assisting agencies have set up a command post and fire camp at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. In emergencies, our magazine has observed how our foothill fairgrounds provide emergency shelter to travelers and locals — as we noted in the case […]

Yosemite Park still open to visitors despite fire (video)

Most of Yosemite National Park is not affected by the fire and is relatively smoke-free. The northern part of the park is experiencing minor smokiness. Conditions may change if winds shift. However: The Big Oak Flat Road (the continuation of Highway 120 inside Yosemite) and Highway 120 west of Yosemite are closed between the Highway […]