Yosemite Fire Update #22_031212

September 21, 2015 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

Tenaya Fire - Suppressed/Contained

Tenaya Fire (37 46.091 x 119 34.641 – Mariposa County - 7,200 feet elevation - 8/7/15)
This wildfire began on the afternoon of September 7, 2015.  It is contained at 415 acres. Folsom Type 2 crew is staffing the fire with 16 firefighters.  Interior hotspots continue to burn down.

Fire activities include light mop-up to hold and secure the fire line.  Firefighters are adhering to Minimum Impact Suppression Techniques (MIST).  They are looking for opportunities to tie fire line into granite rock, trails, and other natural barriers with the least impacts to the environment, cultural and historical features.

All trails are open in the area.  Trail condition signs are posted at trail heads.  All Hikers are advised to hike through area quickly and stay on the trail through the fire area.  

Other Fires Being Monitored

Cathedral Fire (37 51.078 x 119 25.120 – Tuolumne County - 9,400 feet elevation - 8/2/15) 
This fire is near the John Muir Trail to Cathedral Lakes.  The perimeter is continues to smolder and creep through lodgepole pine needles and logs and has good potential to grow until it hits natural barriers.  The fire is 37 acres.  

Middle Fire (37 51.538 x 119 41.194 - Tuolumne County - 8,043 feet elevation - 7/27/15)
This fire is west of White Wolf and south of the Middle Tuolumne River.  It is at 134 acres.  The fire is being staffed by Bandelier Wildland Fire Module.

White Cascade Fire (37 54.926 x 119 23.780 - Tuolumne County - 9,000 feet elevation - 7/3/15)
This remote fire is within Tuolumne Meadows and is approximately 49 acres, and backing into Conness Creek and to the south.

General Information

All visitors are urged to be diligent in any use of fire, including smoking.  And be sure all fires are out! As with all fires, staff and visitor safety is of paramount importance.  Each fire, regardless of size, is assessed for the appropriate course of action.

All roads within the park remain open.

Air Quality has improved over the last week however periodic smoke may continue to be visible from all fires.  The Rough Fire south of Yosemite is at 70% containment, but continues to produce smoke from hot spots, interior to the fire perimeter.

For other air quality information:http://www.californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com/ & http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.main & http://www.mariposa.org/aqi

For additional fire Information: e-mail us or call: 209/372-0480

Last updated: September 21, 2015

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