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Washburn Fire Daily Update for July 24, 2022
News - 07/24/2022
Incident Update July 24, 2022
Location: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove
Percent Contained: 79%
Start Date: July 7, 2022
Cause: Human Caused/Under Investigation
Size: 4,857 acres
Number of Personnel Assigned: 775
Resources Assigned: 31 Hand Crews, 8 Helicopters, 43 Engines, 2 Dozers, 17 Water Tenders, 1 Masticator
Fire Information: Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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Washburn Fire Update- One of the main indicators of seasonal fire danger is an index called the Energy Release Component. The extended drought conditions and very dry airmass over the area yesterday resulted in the highest Energy Release Component rating ever recorded for the Central Sierra Predicted Service Area. These conditions were the cause for rapid rates of spread when the Oak Fire ignited on Friday. The Oak Fire is burning approximately 12-miles west of the Washburn fire. Coordination is occurring between fire managers and both air and ground resources responded from the Washburn Fire to assist in the suppression efforts occurring on the Oak Fire.
Wawona Road (Highway 41) has reopened as of 6:00 am on Saturday, July 23.
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