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Yosemite National Park Closes Due to Heavy Smoke From Creek Fire

“I’m so unwell of the smoke,” Alex Gloor from Eagle Eye Tree Provider explained to me this early morning over coffee on his way to operate. “I can’t see the surrounding hills it feels like a prison below.”

Gloor is my neighbor below in Mariposa, the city of two,173 persons nestled in the Sierra foothills and located 40 miles north of the Creek Hearth –– a blaze that began twelve times back and has developed to just about 245,000 acres as of September 17. Mariposa is a gateway city to Yosemite Countrywide Park, which is at present inundated with thick smoke.

While Mariposa’s skies are thick with a significant plume — the place the Air Good quality Index peaked at 504 this 7 days — Yosemite Valley has it considerably even worse. I just acquired off the telephone with a Yosemite Hospitality personnel who stated, “as I seem up

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