Yosemite Fire Update - July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

Blue Jay Fire

  • Location: In the wilderness 4 miles south of White Wolf campground and 1 mile west of Lukens Lake trail at approximately 9,000 feet elevation.  
  • Discovery Date: July 24, 2020                                          
  • Size: 3.7 acres                                                                          
  • Containment: 0%                                                                 
  • Cause: Lightning                

The Blue Jay Fire was ignited by lightning on July 24. Current fire behavior is creeping and smoldering through ground litter on the forest floor and burning in pockets of accumulated dead and down logs with some isolated single tree torching. The fire is expected to continue creeping and smoldering as it burns through timber litter with an overstory of lodgepole and red fir.   

The area the fire is burning in is a fire adapted ecosystem. There are currently no threats to infrastructure or hiking trails. The fire will be visible from Tioga Road, Glacier Point, and from high country viewpoints.  

Park managers are working with the local Air Quality Districts and will be monitoring smoke impacts to the park and local communities. 

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Last updated: July 30, 2020

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