Yosemite Fires (Update #12)
October 26, 2012
Cascade: (37 46.173 x 119 40.519; 7800'El., Mariposa Co., 6.15.12). The fire is at 1705 acres, based on a reconnaissance flight by Helicopter 551 on October 17, 2012. Although the fire area received rain and snow during the early part of this week (October 22), the fire has not been declared out.
Did You Know?
The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.