Empire Fire Update - August 6, 2017

August 06, 2017 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

The Empire Fire is at 315 acres today. Growth was moderated over the last couple of days due to recent precipitation over the fire area. Crews are continuing to monitor the fire for both protection and resource objectives. There is no threat to Bridalveil Creek Campground. At this time the fire poses no threat to the Alder Creek trail or the Bridalveil Creek trail. Thunderstorms are expected today with a lightning activity level of 4 (moderate rain and lightning is frequent with 11-15 strikes every 5 minutes).

Yosemite Fire Management reminds visitors drones are strictly prohibited in Yosemite National Park, if you see someone flying a drone please contact the nearest ranger. 

For the latest information on smoke impacts:

Empire Fire smoldering in vegetation

Last updated: August 7, 2017

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