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Monday, September 8, 2014

Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today (MAP)

Quick Look Current California Wildfires

Map of Current Active California Wildfires (MAP)
No Current NWS Red Flag Warnings / Watches NWS Current Fire Weather

Meadow Fire, CA-YNP-00101, Mariposa County
East of Half Dome in the Meadow River Drainage at Little Yosemite Valley
2582 acres, 0% contained
Type 3 IC (Speilman) transitioning to Type 2 Central Sierra IMT 2 (Cooper) today.
Little Yosemite Valley Campground is evacuated.
Sunrise High Sierra Camp and Merced Lake High Sierra Camp evacuated.
Fire is burning through popular hiking area.
Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources.
Closed Trails:
Echo Creek Drainage to LYV
Sunrise Creek Drainage to LYV (John Muir Trail)
Merced River Corridor to Merced Lake Ranger Station
Nevada falls east through LYV along the Merced River corridor.
Sunrise trail to Clouds Rest from Tenaya Lake

Bridge Fire, CA-MMU-015818, Mariposa County
Hwy. 49 x Harris Road, and Chowchilla River Basin and Ponderosa Basin
Unified Command with Mariposa Fire Department and Mariposa County Sheriff
300 acres, 75% contained
Resources are being adjusted from a 24 hour shift to a 12 hour shift
to facilitate an earlier demob date
Commitment of Forest Service ground resources

Montgomery Fire, CA-STF-3543, Mariposa County
Ponderosa Way and Tuolumne River Road, south of Coulterville
100 acres, % contained
No immediate threat to structures.
Continue line construction and improvement with air support

North Ops ONCC

CA-KNF Happy Camp Complex: 99,200 acres, 30% containment. Zone 1: Mop and and control continuing. Zone 2: Fire continues to make short runs on the east and south side of the fire.

CA-KNF July Complex: 44,297 acres, 78% containment. Man Fire: Fire is exhibiting extreme fire behavior with singel and multiple tree torching, spotting and some short crown fire activity. Active fire spread is in the headwaters of Big Elk and Wooley creek drainages.

CA-MEU Lodge Complex: 12,536 acres, 98% containment.


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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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