• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

New Yosemite Fire (Rainbow Fire)

May 10, 2013 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information
Rainbow View (37 43.594 x 119 40.495; 6000'el., Mariposa Co., found May 10.)  This probable lightning caused fire was reported on the evening of May 9.  A thunderstorm, accompanied with nearly two inches of rain, occurred Friday in the fire area.  A single snag (dead standing tree) is burning and smoldering.  One quarter acre has burned.  The fire is surrounded by rock and scree and has low potential for growth.  The fire is on the north rim of Yosemite Valley, above Rainbow View, east of Fireplace Bluffs and near the Old Big Oak Flat Road into the Valley.  The smoke from this fire will be visible from Tunnel View.  The fire is on a cliff and due to inaccessability, firefighters will monitor this fire for now.   The fire poses no threat to visitors, trails, buildings, infrastructure or roads. 


Map showing fire north of Tunnel View


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