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Friday, October 31, 2014

CA-YNP Yosemite Fires Dog Rock Fire and Meadow Fire

Yosemite Fire Update October 30, 2014
Update #26


Current Situation: Fire crews have completed rehabilitation of the fire area. The fire is at 311 acres, and with 100 % containment. Firefighters and fire engines will be patrolling Hwy 140, watching for rolling material and hotspots. Travelers should use extreme caution and expect delays when driving through the fire area. Smoke from the interior of the fire may be visible.

37 42.738 x 119 30.541 – Mariposa Co., 7,870’, August 16). The fire is at 4,772 acres and 98% containment. Smoke continues to show occasional smoke from the interior of the fire perimeter. It is now in a monitoring status. Until further notice, the only trail open in the Little Yosemite Valley area is the Half Dome access trail from Nevada Falls. The Little Yosemite Valley campground has been re-opened.
Additional Fires 
Cathedral (37 51.843 x 119 23.720 – Tuolumne Co., 9,140’, July 16) This fire is now at 22 acres and continues to smolder and creep through surface fuels. It is northeast of Cathedral Peak. Smoke is occasionally seen from locations within Tuolumne Meadows.

Lembert (37 53.159 x 119 19.059 – Tuolumne Co., 9,250’, July 16) This fire is at 4 acres and continues to smolder and creep through surface fuels in a lodgepole pine forest. It is east of Lembert Dome. Smoke is periodically visible from locations in Tuolumne Meadows

Double Rock (37 54.616 x 119 35.025 - Tuolumne Co., 8,800’, found September 18) This high elevation fire, burning since July has been declared out. 

Closed Trails: The John Muir Trail between the Clouds Rest Junction and Sunrise High Sierra Camp.
Sunrise trail to Clouds Rest from Tenaya Lake through to the John Muir Trail
Clouds Rest
The trail along the Merced River between Little Yosemite Valley and Echo Valley.

Air Quality: Although air quality has improved, smoke may continue to be visible from the Meadow, Lembert and Cathedral Fires.

For More Information
Fire information:, (209) 372-0480.
For wilderness access and trail closure details and questions please call (209) 372-0826.
For Yosemite air quality data and webcams:
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As with any fire incident in Yosemite National Park, firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. We appreciate everyone’s assistance with this priority


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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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