Yosemite Fire Update - August 4th, 2017

August 04, 2017 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information
There are expected thunderstorms again today and over the next couple of days which may produce more lightning and subsequently start more fires. Unless significant growth activity occurs on these fires we will be updating the fire blog once a week every Thursday. 

Knob
Discovered: 8/4/17   Location: 2 miles North East of Lukens Lake on a ridgetop
Size: Less than one quarter acre
Cause: Lightning  
Strategy: Monitor

Benson Creek
Discovered: 8/3/17   Location: N 37° 00.925' x W 119° 27.350' at roughly 10,043 feet elevation 
Size: less than one quarter acre
Cause: Lightning  
Strategy: Monitor

Yosemite Creek
Discovered: 8/3/17   Location: N 37° 50.414' x W 119° 38.088' at roughly 7800 feet elevation
Size: less than one quarter acre
Cause: Lightning  
Strategy: Monitor

Blue
Discovered: 8/2/17   Location: In the Blue Jay Creek drainage at roughly 8800 feet elevation
Size: less than one quarter acre
Cause: Lightning  
Strategy: Monitor

Jay
Discovered: 8/2/17   Location: In the Blue Jay Creek drainage at roughly 8800 feet elevation
Size: less than one quarter acre
Cause: Lightning  
Strategy: Monitor

Porcupine
Discovered: 8/2/17   Location: N 37° 49.336' x W 119° 34.720' at roughly 8050 feet elevation just off Tioga road near Yosemite Creek Campground road
Size: less than one quarter acre
Cause: Lightning  
Strategy: Monitor

Indian Canyon
Discovered: 8/2/17   Location: at roughly 7400 feet elevation half a mile from the north Rim Trail
Size: 1/2 acre
Cause: Lightning  
Strategy: Contained and patrol status

North Dome Canyon
Discovered: 8/2/17   Location: N 37° 45.655' x W 119° 33.571' at roughly 7600 feet elevation off the Indian Ridge Trail below the ridge.
Size: 1/4 acre
Cause: Lightning  
Strategy: Contained and patrol status

Starr King
Discovered: 8/2/17   Location: N 37° 42.965' x W 119° 29.588' at roughly 7800 feet elevation
Size: less than one quarter acre
Cause: Lightning  
Strategy: Monitor, no threat to Little Yosemite Valley

Map of the park with points of where lightning fires have started.
 
 

Last updated: August 4, 2017

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