South Fork Fire Update #13 August 25th, 2017

August 25, 2017 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information
Start date: 8/13/17 2:30 p.m.
Size: 4,330 acres                                                                   Containment: 44%
Cause: Unknown                                                                  Incident Personnel: 304
Fuels: Mixed conifer, oak and brush

All evacuations have been lifted at this time.  Trails within the fire area will remain closed until further notice. Wawona Campground has reopened.

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. Repair and rehabilitation have begun within the Yosemite Wilderness.

Smoke and poor air quality continue to be an issue in the park. Temperatures are predicted to be near normal and the threat of storms is greatly decreased for the rest of the week. All roads within the park remain open to travel.

The Yosemite National Park Type 3 Incident Management Team has assumed command as of 06:00 today.  For more information about the South Fork Fire, call 209-379-1493 or email e-mail us.
For additional information: A map illustrating the South Fork Fire, burning east of the community of Wawona.

Last updated: August 25, 2017

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