The fire was reported by Signal Peak Lookout at 06:30, AM June 14. The fire is in the area of Fireplace Bluffs, on the north rim of the Valley, and west of El Capitan. It is between the trail to El Capitan from Tamarack Flat campground and the Tioga Road, The fire is directly across from Tunnel View.
Yosemite Helicopter 551 did a reconnaissance flight over the fire and found the smoldering and creeping fire burning through brush and timber, with 1-2’ flame lengths. Some single tree torching occurred.
The fire will be heavily mopped-up through the next few days, by Yosemite fire crews, and Sierra National Forest Hot Shots. Occasional light smoke may continue to visible from many Yosemite National Park locations, including Glacier Point, Wawona, Big Oak Flat and Valley Roads.
No trails are closed and the fire poses no threats to park infrastructure or facilities. To avoid periodic smoke, hikers are urged to pass through the area quickly.
This will be the last update.
View a map of the fire [2.5 MB PDF]