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  • Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire

    The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »

  • Yosemite National Park is Open

    Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.

Yosemite Fires (Update #10)

September 23, 2012 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

Yosemite Fire Update #10  
September 23, 2012

Cascade Fire: (37 46.173 x 119 40.519; 7800'El., Mariposa Co., 6.15.12)  The fire continues to show low to moderate fire activity. After recent ground and helicopter observations, the fire is at 1350 acres. Approximately 25 percent of the perimeter is active on the northwest flank. The fire continues to creep and smolder in light brush and compact needle cast from the red fir forest. The south, southeast and east flanks are nearly out and/or cold as the fire has burned into granite and sparse fuels.  Little future growth is predicted along those flanks. The fire will continue to be monitored. Air quality has remained in the good range.  The park's webcam, located at Crane Flat Helibase, captures fire images, which can be viewed at:
http://ssgic.cr.usgs.gov/dashboards/WebCam.htm?

Firefighter and public safety are always the primary importance and consideration with all fires.

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Did You Know?

Riparian area in Tuolumne Meadows

Riparian communities are adjacent to the river channel and tributaries; they are the interface between the river and surrounding meadow and upland communities. They provide specialized habitat and important nutrients to the meadow and river systems.