Yosemite Fire Update September 4, 2014 Update #17

September 04, 2014 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

ActiveFires being managed for multiple objectives:


Meadow (37 42.738 x 119 30.541 – Mariposa Co., 7,870’, August 16)This is a remote, hold-over lightning caused fire. Yosemite Fire Module 1 hiked into the fire area September 3.  They are mapping, taking weather and monitoring the fire behavior. The fire is approximately 19 acres in size, with sixty percent of the perimeter active.  It is creeping through red fir and lodgepole pine, and is surrounded by granite knobs. It is northeast of Mount Starr King and south of Starr King Meadow. Smoke from the fire is visible from many park locations, and in particular, Glacier Point area and in Yosemite Valley during the morning hours. Smoke is likely to continue to be visible until the park receives precipitation.


Cathedral (37 51.843 x 119 23.720 – Tuolumne Co., 9,140’, July 16)This fire is now at 7 acres and continues to be active.  It is northeast of Cathedral Peak.  Smoke is visible from many Tuolumne Meadows locations.


Mt Starr King (37 43.21 x 119 28.108 – Mariposa Co., 8,730’, July 16)It is on the east side of Mount Starr King and continues to creep through a red fir forest.  Smoke is visible from many park locations, particularly from Glacier Point.


Lembert (37 53.159 x 119 19.059 – Tuolumne Co., 9,250’, July 16)This fire continues to smolder and creep through surface fuels in a lodgepole pine forest.  It is east of Lembert Dome.




Contained Fires

Dark Hole Fire:  This fire was declared 100% contained on August 19, at 1,080 acres. The fire is in patrol status.


El Portal Fire:  The fire began July 26, 2014.  Firefighters achieved 100% containment at 4,689 acres, on August 4, 2014. This fire is in patrol status.


Campgrounds, Trails & Roads Affected

  • The Lukens Branch Trail remains closed.
  • The Yosemite Creek Trail has been re-opened.
  • Yosemite Creek Campground has re-opened.
  • All park roads are open.
  • All other park campgrounds remain open.


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.


For More Information

Fire information: gary_wuchner@nps.gov, 209 372-0480. 

For Yosemite air quality: www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/aqmonitoring.htm

For smoke updates:www.californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com

Yosemite National Park Web page:  https://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/current _fire.htm

Yosemite Wildland Fire Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yosemite -Wildland-Fire/12463296455395

 Map of the fire update

Last updated: September 4, 2014

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