Yosemite Fire Update - July 10, 2021

July 10, 2021 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

On Monday, June 28, 2021, through July 2, thunderstorms developed over Yosemite National Park, creating lightning that ignited 19 fires. Fire managers have been assessing all fires for an appropriate response. Due to the risk of visitor safety and park values, the King Fire has been suppressed in the Illilouette Creek drainage, and five additional fires, Harden, Pothole, Ridge, Coyote and Kerrick are out. The Fork Fire east of Mt. Starr King, has been contained at 12 acres. Remaining fires are burning in high elevation areas located in wilderness ranging from 7,000 to 9,700 feet. One additional fire, North, was reported on July 8 and is an escaped campfire; this fire has been suppressed. The weather is forecast to be hot and dry, with record temperatures potential scattered thunderstorms.

Yosemite National Park is a fire-adapted ecosystem. The overall strategy for managing all wildland fires is to provide for the safety of employees and the public and protect and enhance natural and cultural resources.

King

  • Location: South of Nevada Falls, north of Mount Starr King.
  • Elevation: 7,220 feet
  • Discovery Date: June 29, 2021
  • Size: 10 acres
  • Containment: 100%
  • Strategy: Suppression
  • Cause: Lightning

Quartzite

  • Location: West of Quartzsite Peak.
  • Elevation 8,781 feet
  • Discovery Date: June 29, 2021
  • Size: .50 acre
  • Containment: 0%
  • Strategy: Monitor
  • Cause: Lightning

Harden

  • Location: North of Harden Lake, south of Hetch Hetchy.
  • Elevation: 6,665 feet
  • Discovery Date: July 1, 2021
  • Size: .25 acre
  • Containment: Out 7/4/21
  • Strategy: Suppression
  • Cause: Lightning

Stubblefield

  • Location: Northern end of Yosemite NP, near Stubblefield and Kerrick canyons.
  • Elevation: 8,000 feet
  • Discovery Date: June 28, 2021
  • Size: .1 acre
  • Containment: 0%
  • Strategy: Monitor
  • Cause: Lightning

Porcupine

  • Location: Northeast of Porcupine Campground, and Tioga Road.
  • Elevation: 8,210 feet
  • Discovery Date: June 28, 2021
  • Size: .10 acre
  • Containment: 0%
  • Strategy: Monitor
  • Cause: Lightning

Coyote

  • Location: Coyote Rocks, north of Tioga Road.
  • Elevation: 9,742 feet
  • Discovery Date: June 28, 2021
  • Size: .1 acre
  • Containment: Natural out.
  • Strategy: Monitor
  • Cause: Lightning

Hidden

  • Location: Northwest of Olmsted Point, Tioga Road.
  • Elevation: 9,017 feetDiscovery Date: June 28, 2021
  • Size: .1 acre
  • Containment: 0%
  • Strategy: Monitor
  • Cause: Lightning

County Line

  • Location: Near Yosemite Creek Campground Road.
  • Elevation: 8,361 feet
  • Discovery Date: June 28, 2021
  • Size: .6 acres
  • Containment: 0%
  • Strategy: Monitor
  • Cause: Lightning

Lukens

  • Location: West of Lukens Lake, North of Tioga Road.
  • Elevation: 8,243 feet
  • Discovery Date: June 28, 2021
  • Size: 1.4 acre
  • Containment: 0%
  • Strategy: Monitor
  • Cause: Lightning

Wegner

  • Location: East of Yosemite Creek Picnic Area and east of Tioga Road.
  • Elevation: 8,256 feet
  • Discovery Date: June 28, 2021
  • Size: .25 acre
  • Containment: 0%
  • Strategy: Monitor
  • Cause: Lightning

Half Moon

  • Location: West of Ten Lakes near Half Moon Meadow.
  • Elevation: 8,256 feet
  • Discovery Date: June 28, 2021
  • Size: .1 acre
  • Containment: 0%
  • Strategy: Monitor
  • Cause: Lightning

Pothole

  • Location: South of Glacier Point Road.
  • Elevation: 7,885 feet
  • Discovery Date: June 28, 2021
  • Size: .1 acre
  • Containment: Out 7/4/2021
  • Strategy: Suppressed
  • Cause: Lightning

Fork

  • Location: 1 mile southeast of Mt. Starr King.
  • Elevation: 8,500 feet
  • Discovery Date: June 28, 2021
  • Size: 12 acres
  • Containment: 100%
  • Strategy: Confine and Contain
  • Cause: Lightning

Ridge

  • Location: South of Glacier Point Road, across from Sentinel Parking area.
  • Elevation: 8,000 feet
  • Discovery Date: July 3, 2021
  • Size: .10 acre
  • Containment: Out 7/4/2021
  • Strategy: Confine and Contain
  • Cause: Lightning

Lake

  • Location: West slope of Mt Hoffman.
  • Elevation: 9,000 feet
  • Discovery Date: July 3, 2021
  • Size: .10 acre
  • Containment: Natural out.
  • Strategy: Confine and Contain
  • Cause: Lightning

Lost

  • Location: Northeast Starr King Meadow.
  • Elevation: 8,700 feet
  • Discovery Date: July 6, 2021                                   
  • Size: .25 acre
  • Containment: 100%                                                 
  • Strategy: Suppression
  • Cause: Lightning

North

  • Location: North side of North Dome.
  • Discovery Date: July 8, 2021                                   
  • Size: .10 acre
  • Containment: 100%                                                 
  • Strategy: Suppression
  • Cause: Escaped campfire

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Last updated: July 12, 2021

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