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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
Size: 0.5 acre
Location: Near Moraine Meadow, south of Merced PassElevation: 8,700 feet Discover date: September 9, 2023 Size: 0.01 acre
Location: North of Chiquito PassElevation: 8,000 feet Discover date: August 17, 2023 Size: 2 acres
Last updated: September 11, 2023