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Friday, May 10, 2013

CA-YNP-#RainbowView Fire New #Wildfire discovered in Yosemite Park #CaFire

Yosemite RainbowView WildFire - Update #1 – May 10, 2013


 This probable lightning caused fire was reported on the evening of May 9.  A thunderstorm, accompanied with nearly two inches of rain, occurred Friday in the fire area.

 A single snag (dead standing tree) is burning and smoldering.  One quarter acre has burned.  The fire is surrounded by rock and scree and has low potential for growth. 

Location:  Rainbow View Mariposa Co., The wildfire is on the north rim of Yosemite Valley, above Rainbow View, east of Fireplace Bluffs and near the Old Big Oak Flat Road into the Valley. 

GPS: 37 43.594 x 119 40.495; 6000’el.,

ROC: The fire is on a cliff and due to inaccessibility, firefighters will monitor this fire for now. 

Concerns:   The fire poses no threat to visitors, trails, park service buildings, infrastructure or roads. 

Smoke: The smoke from this fire will be visible from Tunnel View.

Maps and other details will be available next week.
For additional Information:
Yosemite Fire Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yosemite-Wildland-Fire/124632964255395
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