Yosemite Fire Update #26

October 30, 2014 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information
Current Situation: Fire crews have completed rehabilitation of the fire area. The fire is at 311 acres, and with 100 % containment. Firefighters and fire engines will be patrolling Hwy 140, watching for rolling material and hotspots. Travelers should use extreme caution and expect delays when driving through the fire area. Smoke from the interior of the fire may be visible. 

Other Park Wildfires: 
Meadow (37 42.738 x 119 30.541 –Mariposa Co., 7,870', August 16): The fire is at 4,772 acres and 98% containment. Smoke continues to show occasional smoke from the interior of the fire perimeter. It is now in a monitoring status. Until further notice, the only trail open in the Little Yosemite Valley area is the Half Dome access trail from Nevada Falls. The Little Yosemite Valley campground has been re-opened. 
Closed Trails:
  • The John Muir Trail between the Clouds Rest Junction and Sunrise High Sierra Camp.
  • Sunrise trail to Clouds Rest from Tenaya Lake through to the John Muir Trail
  • Clouds Rest
  • The trail along the Merced River between Little Yosemite Valley and Echo Valley. 
Cathedral (37 51.843 x 119 23.720 –Tuolumne Co., 9,140', July 16): This fire is now at 22 acres and continues to smolder and creep through surface fuels. It is northeast of Cathedral Peak. Smoke is occasionally seen from locations within Tuolumne Meadows. 

Lembert (37 53.159 x 119 19.059 –Tuolumne Co., 9,250', July 16): This fire is at 4 acres and continues to smolder and creep through surface fuels in a lodgepole pine forest. It is east of Lembert Dome. Smoke is periodically visible from locations in Tuolumne Meadows 

Double Rock (37 54.616 x 119 35.025 - Tuolumne Co., 8,800', found September 18): This high elevation fire, burning since July has been declared out. 

Air Quality: Although air quality has improved, smoke may continue to be visible from the Meadow, Lembert and Cathedral Fires. 

As with any fire incident in Yosemite National Park, firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. We appreciate everyone's assistance with this priority. 

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Last updated: October 30, 2014

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