Fire Update, July 16, 2021

July 16, 2021 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

On Monday, June 28, 2021, through July 2, thunderstorms developed over Yosemite National Park, creating lightning that ignited 19 fires. Fire managers have been assessing all fires for an appropriate response. Ten fires have been contained due to location and spread potential. There are six remaining fires that are burning in high elevation areas located in wilderness ranging from 7,000 to 9,700 feet and are actively being monitored. The Lukens Fire and County Line Fire are being suppressed using roads and trails to contain and confine, with additional burning to secure these fires into the Wolf and Blue Jay fire footprints from 2020. Travelers along Tioga Road may experience delays with one-way traffic from White Wolf Junction to Mc Swain Summit. Firefighters and fire equipment will be working on this section of Tioga Road. Yosemite National Park is a fire-adapted ecosystem. The overall strategy for managing all wildland fires is to provide for the safety of employees and the public and protect and enhance natural and cultural resources.

King

Location: South of Nevada Fall, north of Mount Starr King. 7220 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 29, 2021
Size: 10 acres
Containment: 100%                                   
Strategy: Suppression                                 
Cause: Lightning

Quartzite

Location: West of Quartzsite Peak. 8781 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 29, 2021                    
Size: .5 acre                                                                     
Containment: 0%                                         
Strategy: Monitor                                        
Cause: Lightning

Stubblefield

Location: Northern end of Yosemite NP, 2000 feet from Pacific Crest Trail (mile marker 982), no threat to trail. 8000 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 28, 2021
Size: 2 acres                                                             
Containment: 0%                                      
Strategy: Monitor                                        
Cause: Lightning

Porcupine

Location: Northeast of Porcupine Flat Campground, and Tioga Road. 8210 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 28, 2021
Size: 3.7 acres                                                             
Containment: 0%                                    
Strategy: Monitor                                        
Cause: Lightning

Hidden

Location: Northwest of Olmsted Point, Tioga Road. 9017 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 28, 2021              
Size: .1 acre                                              
Containment: 0%                                   
Strategy: Monitor                                        
Cause: Lightning

County Line

Location: Near Yosemite Creek Campground Road. 8361 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 28, 2021  
Size: 170 acres
Containment: 60%                                
Strategy: Confine and Contain
Cause: Lightning

Lukens

Location: West of Lukens Lake, North of Tioga Road. 8243 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 28, 2021           
Size: 450 acres                                                         
Containment: 0%                               
Strategy: Confine and Contain                                 
Cause: Lightning

Wegner

Location: East of Yosemite Creek Picnic Area and east of Tioga Road. 8256 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 28, 2021            
Size: .25 acre                                            
Containment: 0%                                 
Strategy: Monitor                                        
Cause: Lightning

Half Moon

Location: West of Ten Lakes near Half Moon Meadow. 8256 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 28, 2021            
Size: .1 acre                                               
Containment: 0%                                  
Strategy: Monitor                                        
Cause: Lightning

Fork

Location: One mile southeast of Mount Starr King. 8500 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 28, 2021             
Size: 12 acres                                                          
Containment: 100%                              
Strategy: Confine and Contain    
Cause: Lightning

Lost

Location: Northeast Starr King Meadow. 8700 elevation.
Discovery Date: July 6, 2021                  
Size: .25 acre                                              
Containment: 100%
Strategy: Suppression
Cause: Lightning

Snow

Location: May Lake Trailhead, near Tioga Road. 8600 elevation.
Discovery Date: July 14, 2021
Size: .1 acre
Containment: 100%
Strategy: Suppression
Cause: Lightning

Yosemite National Park is a fire-adapted ecosystem. The overall strategy for managing all wildland fires is to provide for the safety of employees and the public and protect and enhance natural and cultural resources.

For the most up-to-date fire information follow Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

Last updated: July 16, 2021

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