Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove reopens under Washburn fire winds

One of the most popular and breathtaking sites in Yosemite National Park, the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoia trees, reopened to the public on Wednesday morning, nearly four weeks after a major wildfire. The Washburn Fire was 97% contained, fire officials reported Wednesday, burning 4,886 acres. More than 1,600 firefighters were at their peak in … Read more

Wildfire closes down Mariposa Grove

Yosemite – Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park was closed on Thursday after a forest fire broke out near the bottom of the popular destination, officials said. In a statement issued shortly before 5:30 p.m., the park said that between 5 and 8 acres of land were burned in the Washburn Fire. According to the … Read more