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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:

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


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Yosemite Conservancy’s signature project in 2013 is Youth In Yosemite. This project encompasses 12 individual youth programs that focus on education, mentoring, and wilderness exploration. One of the programs funded by Yosemite Conservancy is the Junior Ranger program, a program that benefits over 27,000 children annually. More...