Sunday, June 28, 2009

CA-YNP- Grouse - Yosemite Forest Fire - 26+ acres

Grouse CA-YNP-001510 (26+ acres)

Update: 6-27-09 0800hrs - Fire was actively burning in the last Operational period. It is currently 26 acres burning in dead or down timber.

Location: Incident located in vicinity of Grouse Creek, Yosemite National Park between White Wolf and Aspen Valley.
Fire potential: Grouse incident has a potential for moderate spread. Both fires burned actively putting up a lot of smoke, fires are being allowed to spread naturally, however they are being confined using natural barriers and minimum impact fire line construction.
Weather: Triple digit temps are forecasted for Yosemite Valley.
Closures: Laurel Lakes basin is currently closed as is Miguel Meadow to Laurel Lake Trail. Visitors to the area as asked to use caution while traveling in the areas. All of the park areas are open with no restrictions.
Notes: Incident continues to be managed to achieve resource benefits.
Additional Yosemite Fire - Harden CA-YNP-001659 this incident is 1 acre in size, burning in dead or down timber. Ground resources continue to monitor as both fires (Grouse, Harden)

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