Start date: 8/13/17 2:30 p.m.
Size: 4,012 acres Containment: 22%
Cause: Unknown Incident Personnel: 581
Fuels: Mixed conifer, oak and brush
The mandatory evacuation of Wawona has been lifted for residents only on the west side of Chilnualna Creek starting today at 7:00 am. Visitors and residents east of the creek will be able to return tomorrow.
Burning operations above Wawona were completed yesterday. Last night’s infrared flight shows significant reduction in heat in the western half of the fire. Firefighters continue to build direct line on the southeast portion of the fire to check the eastern spread and monitor the fireline north of the river.
Crews will continue to mop up (extinguish hot spots on the fire’s edge) and monitor the perimeter of the fire. Aircraft will assist in securing the line as needed.
A chance of thunderstorms continues through today. Storms are predicted to decrease for the rest of the week as temperatures are expected to rise and humidity decreases.
There are currently 581 personnel assigned to the fire: 14 hand crews, 5 helicopters, 15 engines.
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- Fire Information: Yose_Fire_Info@nps.gov
- Yosemite National Park Fire Information website: http://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/fireinfo.htm
- Facebook, search: Yosemite Fire and Aviation
- Twitter, search @YosemiteFire : http://www.twitter.com/YosemiteFire
- Air Quality: https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/nature/aqmonitoring.htm or Current PM2.5 conditions
South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team
Fire Information: 209-379-5322 firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information visit: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/550