Yosemite Fire Update #4

June 25, 2015 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information
All Fires Now Declared Out
The lightning caused Yosemite Creek, Boundary Peak and South Fork Fires have been declared out. The remote Wheel Fire, near Glen Aulin will be looked over by helicopter flights, although no smoke has been reported in a number of days from this fire. Haze and smoke from numerous regional fires are impacting air quality within Yosemite National Park. The most visible haze is from the Washington Fire near Lake Tahoe. 

Beginning Friday, June 26, thunderstorms and high temperatures are predicted for the weekend. There is a chance of dry lightning (little precipitation) Friday and Saturday.

Yosemite Creek (37 50.310 x 119 21.813 –Mariposa Co., 8,020', June 7)
This lightning caused fire has been declared out. The black-lining operation was not conducted and no other actions are planned. Point Reyes and Sequoia-King Canyon fire crews have returned to their home units. The Yosemite Campground is open to all campers. 

Boundary (37 45.778 x 119 40.502 –Mariposa Co., 8,000', June 6)
This fire near Boundary Peak is showing no activity and is being declared out. A single red fir was struck by lightning. It was surrounded by granite and had low potential for growth. 

South Fork (37 47.965 x 119 40.5028, - Mariposa Co., 8,100', June 6)
This fire was approximately one half mile from Cascade Creek. A single red fir tree was struck in an area of huckleberry brush and needle litter. This fire has also been inactive and is declared out. 

Wheel (37 55.430 x 119 27.873 –Tuolumne Co., 7,412', June 8)
This fire is remote and near Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp and Waterwheel Falls. It is in red fir, lodge pole and a Jeffrey pine forest. It is on the south side of the Tuolumne River. Brush and ground forest litter were observed to be smoldering. This fire is also inactive with no visible smoke. 

Haze and smoke may continue to be visible due to fires outside of the park in the regional area. The Washington Fire is impacting the high country of the park. Please see notes and contacts below for further smoke information concerning statewide fires. 

The threat of thunderstorms and dry lighting (little precipitation) are predicted for Friday and Saturday and continuing through the weekend of June 26. High temperatures are also predicted. 

The 4th of July Holiday is next week. As a reminder, no fireworks of any kind are allowed within Yosemite National Park. 

All visitors are urged to use established campgrounds for fires. In all campfires, when departing, please be sure fires are completely out. 

Our top priority is to keep the public and firefighters safe. Thank you for your continued interest in Yosemite Fire and Aviation Management. 

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Last updated: June 25, 2015

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