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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Yosemite Fire - Cascade Fire Update #8

CA-YNP- Cascade Fire; 1113 acres, WUF
Yosemite Cascade Fire Progression Map
Location: (37 46.173 x 119 40.519; 7800’El., Mariposa Co., 6.15.12)
Fire Behavior: The fire continues to show low to moderate fire activity. After recent ground observations, the fire is at 1113 acres. Approximately 30 to 40 percent of the perimeter is active on the west flank. This portion of the fire is backing down the ridge towards the next branch of the Cascade Creek. 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.
Webcam:  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?
Notes: There are no other new fires in Yosemite.
Firefighter and public safety are always the primary importance and consideration with all fires.
For additional Information: Fire Information Officer Gary Wuchner at: gary_wuchner@nps.gov (209) 372-0480 or 375-9574


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