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Update Courtesy Visit Yosemite Madera County

Hello Partners,

Here’s a quick update on the Washburn Fire. We’ve also included a current News Release from the Sierra National Forest along with their attachments.

There’s a community meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 7pm at the Oakhurst Community Center located at 39800 Fresno Flats Road (Road 425b) in Oakhurst. Or you can watch the meeting live at

Currently 3,772 acres, 17% contained with 1045 firefighters assigned to the fire.

The weather for the coming week continues to be warm and dry resulting in active to very active fire behavior. This active behavior will include group torching and runs of intense fire in the crowns of trees on slopes. Expect winds over the incident area to remain light to moderate and mostly terrain driven. Temperatures will reach the low-90s and relative humidity is predicted to be in the 20-30% range. Weather and fuels will continue to produce a large smoke column each afternoon. Expect smokey conditions.

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Please contact us if you have any questions, thank you and have a great day!

Lanie Suderman

Director of Operations

Visit Yosemite | Madera County


Courtesy Of USFS

Pacific Southwest Region, Sierra National Forest

Sierra National Forest
Main Office (559) 297-0706 High Sierra RD (559) 855-5355 Bass Lake RD (559) 877-2218

News Release

Washburn Fire closes 4 roads and small part of Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS, Calif. July 13, 2022 – The Washburn Fire is now active on the Sierra National Forest. To aid firefighters and protect public safety during the Washburn Fire, Forest Routes 5S43, 5S06 (Mt. Raymond Rd.), 5S22 and 5S37 have been closed to the public. Please see the attached map.

A week ago on July 7, 2022, a wildfire ignited in Yosemite National Park on the Wash- burn Trail. The Washburn Fire has now grown to more than 3,772 acres and is currently at 17% containment. The Fire is predicted to impact wilderness, main forest roads and areas of recreation more within the coming days. This will call for continued significant firefighting and Forest Service resources to help fight the Washburn Fire. For these reasons, these areas and roads near the southern boundary of Yosemite National Park need to be closed for the safety of public visitors and fire personnel. The lands affected are less than 1% of the 1.3 million acre Sierra National Forest.

This Forest Order 05-15-00-22-14 will be effective from July 13, 2022, through August 1, 2022. USFS law enforcement will be on patrol, and thanks people for avoiding the clo- sure area to protect firefighter and public safety.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

Daniel R. Patterson

U.S. Forest Service

Public Information Officer




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