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Sunday, June 21, 2015

CA-YNP Yosemite Wildland Fire Update #3 June 21, 2015 #CAFire #CAParks

Yosemite Fire Status Map

Yosemite Fire Update #3
June 21, 2015

Yosemite Creek (37 50.310 x 119 21.813 – Mariposa Co., 8,020’, June 7).
The proposed actions to conduct a black line operation on Monday June 22, has been postponed.
This fire is being managed for multiple objectives. There are two primary objectives of this fire: to keep the fire south of the Campground and Tioga Roads to protect Yosemite Creek Campground and the Tioga Road; and the other is to reduce the heavy build-up of dense fuels by allowing the fire to naturally back down the slope. It is near the footprint of the 2014, lightning caused, Dark Hole Fire. The immediate fire area has no known fire history. The fire is in red fir and huckleberry brush, and is surrounded by broken granite. Observed fire activity is low and smoldering in one down log. Yosemite, Point Reyes and Sequoia-King Canyon fire crews have prepared the Yosemite Campground Road for future fire operations.
The Yosemite Creek Campground is open and there are no closed roads.

Other Fires

Boundary (37 45.778 x 119 40.502 – Mariposa Co., 8,000’, June 6). This fire is near Boundary Peak and remains inactive. A single red fir was struck by lightning. It is surrounded by granite and has low potential for growth. The fire will be monitored.
South Fork (37 47.965 x 119 40.5028, - Mariposa Co., 8,100’, June 6). This fire is approximately one half mile from Cascade Creek. A single red fir tree was struck in an area of huckleberry brush and needle litter. This fire is on a northeast aspect and has low to moderate potential for growth. This fire has also been inactive.
Wheel (37 55.430 x 119 27.873 – Tuolumne Co., 7,412’, June 8). This fire is remote and near Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp and Waterwheel Falls. It is in red fir, lodge pole and a Jeffrey pine forest. It is on the south side of the Tuolumne River. Brush and ground forest litter were observed to be smoldering. It has low potential for growth. This fire is also inactive with no visible smoke.

Smoke Impacts: Haze and smoke may continue to be visible due to fires outside of the park in the regional area.

All visitors are urged to use established campgrounds for fires. In all campfires, when departing, please be sure all fires are out.

Our top priority is to keep the public and firefighters safe.

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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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