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Yosemite National Park has declared fire season due to hotter and drier weather conditions. Fire season is officially enacted when the fire danger rating for the park shows moderate for three consecutive days.

As such, the Superintendent has initiated Stage 1 fire restrictions in accordance with and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 2.13(c):

• No building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire (including campfire, cooking fire, and charcoal fires) within Yosemite National Park below 6,000 feet in elevation except as noted below. Portable stoves using pressurized gas, liquid fuel or propane are permitted, as are alcohol stoves, including tablet/cube stoves. Twig stoves are not permitted.
• No smoking below 6,000 feet except within an enclosed vehicle, a campground or picnic area where wood and charcoal fires are allowed or in a designated smoking area. All public buildings, public areas of Concession buildings (including restrooms), other areas as posted, and within 25 feet of any non-single-family residential building to remain closed to smoking at all times.
• Campfires and cooking fires may still be used in designated campgrounds and picnic areas in developed portions of the park in accordance with park regulations.
• Campfires and cooking fires may still be used in residential areas in developed portions of the park in accordance with park regulation.

When recreating, be sure to follow all fire rules and regulations. Help prevent human caused wildfires by ensuring your campfire is out cold using the “drown, stir, and feel method.”