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.
Before the storm, the west and northwest flanks of the fire were the most active, and showing very light fire activity. Little future growth is predicted for the Cascade fire. The fire will continue to be monitored.
Currently, no smoke is visible. Air quality has remained in the good range with no significant health impacts in nearby smoke sensitive areas. Air quality monitors are located in the communities of Foresta, Yosemite West, Yosemite Valley, El Portal and Lee Vining. 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.