Fire Update, July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

As of June 28th Yosemite has had 21 lightning ignited fires and one human caused fire. On July 19th, a new fire was discovered in the Illilouette drainage. This fire is burning in the 2001 Hoover fire footprint. Crews are on scene constructing handline and using 3 helicopters to slow spread. Crews have completed firing operations on Lukens and County line Fires to increase containment and protect White Wolf and Tioga Road. Porcupine fire has been contained with handline and will be monitored. Stubblefield, Wegner, and Half Moon are being monitored and have low probability of spread with many natural barriers. Hot and dry conditions expected to continue through the week with another round of thunderstorms possible.

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.

Hoover
Location: Illilouette drainage 8700 elevation.
Discovery Date: July 19,2021                                                               
Size: 45 acres                                                                     
Containment: 0%                                                                                     
Strategy: Suppression                            
Cause: Lightning
 
County Line
Location: Near Yosemite Creek Campground Road. 8361 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 28, 2021                                                                
Size: 224 acres                                                                       
Containment: 85%                                                                                      
Strategy: Confine and Contain                          
Cause: Lightning

Lukens
Location: West of Lukens Lake, North of Tioga Road. 8243 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 28, 2021                                                                 
Size: 460 acres                                                         
Containment: 50%                                                                                       
Strategy: Confine and Contain                                         
Cause: Lightning

Porcupine
Location: Northeast of Porcupine Campground, and Tioga Road. 8210 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 28, 2021                                                            
Size: 10.8 acres                                                                  
Containment: 100%                                                                                       
Strategy: Suppression                            
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

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% Last report unless conditions change                
Strategy: Confine and Contain
Cause: Lightning
 
Lost
Location: Northeast Starr King Meadow. 8700 elevation.
Discovery Date: July 6, 2021                                                                      
Size: .25 acre                               
Containment: 100% Last report unless conditions change                
Strategy: Suppression                            
Cause: Lightning

Quartzite
Location: West of Quartzite Peak. 8781 elevation.
Discovery Date: June 29, 2021                                                                    
Size: .5 acre                                                
Containment: 100% Last report unless conditions change                 
Strategy: Monitor                                    
Cause: Lightning

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

Last updated: July 22, 2021

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