Fire Update September 29th, 2017

September 29, 2017 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park's wilderness. Weather has moderated with lower temperatures and higher relative humidities. Updates will be issued on Fridays.

Empire

Discovered: 8/1/17     
Location1 mile east of Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and 3/4 mile south of Glacier Point Road
Size: 6,340 acres        Cause: Lightning         Containment: 85%      Fuels: Red fir 

Fire activity has been minimal this week. Crews will continue to monitor as the weather is expected to become warmer and drier this week. Glacier Point road is open, subject to smoke along the road from Badger Pass to Sentinel Dome Parking Area.

 
South Fork

Discovered: 8/13/17                           
Location: .75 miles east of the community of Wawona
Size: 6,970 acres        Cause: Lightning         Containment: 85%      Fuels: Mixed conifer and red fir

Fire remains quiet near the community of Wawona on the west and south flank of the fire. Sections of the north flank and the entire east flank are continuing to burn in the wilderness Fire activity has been minimal this week.

Le Conte

Discovered: 9/12/17   
LocationNorth Side of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
Size: 1/2 acre  Cause: Lightning         Spread Potential: Low            Fuels: Sparse ground fuels        Strategy: Monitor

 

Porcupine Campground

Discovered: 9/12/17   
LocationRight on Porcupine creekSize: 1/10 acre            Cause: Lightning         Spread Potential: Low            Fuels: Ground fuels
Strategy: Monitor 

Single green tree burning at the base with 10x10 ground fire with continuous wet fuels.

Illilouette Creek

Discovered: 9/12/17   
LocationN 37° 40.391' x W 119° 32.505' elevation of 7,570'
Size: 1/10 acre            Cause: Lightning         Spread Potential: Low            Fuels: Ground fuels       Strategy: Monitor

On north aspect of the ridge in a lightning struck snag with some ground fuel on fire. Empire fire operations will monitor this fire. 

 

Starr King

Discovered: 8/2/17     
Location: N 37° 42.965' x W 119° 29.588' at approximately 7800 feet elevation
Size: 60 acres             Cause: Lightning         Spread Potential: Low/ Moderate
Fuels: Red fir/ Lodgepole       Strategy: Monitor
                     

Porcupine

Discovered: 8/2/17     
Location: N 37° 49.336' x W 119° 34.720' at approximately 8154 feet elevation off Tioga road.  
Size: 4.8 acres                        Cause: Lightning         Spread Potential: Low
Fuels: Lodgepole/Red fir        Strategy: Monitor                   

 

Ribbon

Discovered: 9/26/17   

Location: 37 45.3 by 119 38.5 

Size: 10 x 10                           Cause: Lightning         Spread Potential: Low

Fuels: Low brush        Strategy: Monitor                   

 

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Last updated: September 29, 2017

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