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Yosemite Fire Update for September 10, 2023

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Date: September 10, 2023

Thunderstorms passed through Yosemite National Park on Saturday, September 9, 2023, bringing 179 lightning strikes, a small amount of precipitation, and some new lightning fire starts in the park.

There are no closures associated with the active fires, no immediate threats to critical infrastructure, and no smoke impacts.

Yosemite Fire management officers are assessing the fires to determine a management strategy utilizing natural barriers such as roads, ridges, rivers, and abundant granite.


Location: Between Hoover Lakes, North of Buena Vista Crest Elevation: 8,800 feet Discover date: September 9, 2023
Size: 0.5 acre


Location: Near Moraine Meadow, south of Merced Pass Elevation: 8,700 feet Discover date: September 9, 2023 Size: 0.01 acre


Location: North of Chiquito Pass Elevation: 8,000 feet Discover date: August 17, 2023 Size: 2 acres

Last updated: September 11, 2023

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