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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CA-YNP- Cascade Fire 1210 acres, 25% active perimeter

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Yosemite Fire Update #9 - September 12, 2012

Cascade Fire: After recent ground observations, the fire is at 1210 acres. 
Location: Yosemite National Park (37 46.173 x 119 40.519; 7800’El., Mariposa County., 6.15.12)
Fire Behavior: The fire continues to show low to moderate fire activity. Approximately 25 percent of the perimeter is active on the west flank. Most of the fire is creeping and smoldering in light brush and compact needle cast from the red fir forest. The fire will continue to be monitored. Air quality has remained in the good range. 
Other notes: There are no new lightning ignited fires in Yosemite. However, the park continues to get reports of, and firefighters are responding to, escaped and unattended campfires. Campers and backpackers are urged to use existing campfire rings and be sure all fires are dead out before leaving a campfire. It is your responsibility, and please note citations can be issued for escaped fires.
Firefighter and public safety are always the primary importance and consideration with all fires.
CA-YNP- Cascade Fire Location and Perimeter Map
CA-YNP- Cascade Fire Location and Perimeter Map
Additional Yosemite Fire Information
Fire Information Officer Gary Wuchner at: gary_wuchner@nps.gov (209) 372-0480 or 375-9574
The park’s webcam, located at Crane Flat Helibase, captures fire images, which can be viewed at: http://ssgic.cr.usgs.gov/dashboards/WebCam.htm?
Yosemite National Park Fire Web page: http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/current_fire.htm.
Yosemite Air Quality Web page: http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/aqmonitoring.htm
Inciweb Cascade Fire: http://inciweb.org/incident/3069/

Yosemite Fire Social Media
Yosemite Fire Twitter: http://twitter.com#!/YosemiteFire
Yosemite Fire Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yosemite-Wildland-Fire/124632964255395


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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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