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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.


Did You Know?

Wawona Covered Bridge

Built to connect human developments on both sides of the South Fork Merced River, the Wawona Covered Bridge is one of few covered bridges in the region. Built in 1868 by Yosemite’s first guardian, Galen Clark, the Wawona Covered Bridge boasts state significance within transportation, entertainment, and recreation contexts.