Yosemite Fire Information and Updates

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Fire is a natural and essential part of Yosemite. We manage fire carefully and study how it interacts with the park’s ecosystems, and suppress fires that are human caused or threaten people or property. This blog provides updates about fires in Yosemite.

You can also find fire updates at:

  • Yosemite fire map
  • InciWeb (focuses on fires on federal public land, including significant fires in Yosemite)
  • Cal Fire (for fires in state responsibility areas)

Check for current fire restrictions and learn more about fire management in Yosemite.

Blue Jay Fire Update - August 8, 2020

August 08, 2020 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

The Blue Jay Fire was ignited by lightning on July 24th. It is not currently burning along any trails. The fire is creeping and smoldering through ground litter on the forest floor and burning in pockets of accumulated dead and down logs with some isolated single tree torching along its active perimeter. There are currently no threats to infrastructure or access on maintained trails. The fire will be visible from Tioga Road, Glacier Point, and from high country viewpoints.


Last updated: August 31, 2020

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