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Saturday, July 9, 2016

CA-YNP Lakes Fire, Yosemite National Park Wildland Fire Mariposa County [MAP]

Lakes Fire, CA-YNP Lakes Fire, Yosemite National Park

Lakes Fire, Yosemite National Park

Lakes Fire, Yosemite National Park Location Map

Location: Yosemite National park approximate 8000 feet elevation, Mariposa County near the Madera County border,  approximately 0.20 miles off the Chilnualna Lakes Trail
GPS: 37 35.621 x 119 33.571 

Updates:
07/08/2016 - After receiving reports of smoke in the Chilnualna Lakes area, between Turner Meadow and Buena Vista Peak, fire personnel from Yosemite Crew-1 hiked into the area on June 7, 2016. 

 A confirmed lightning strike tree was observed, which resulted in a 3.2 acre surface fire. The fire was described as smoldering and creeping in brush, timber and duff, with moderate spread potential. The fire is approximately 0.20 miles off the Chilnualna Lakes Trail, but there are no immediate threats to the area, or the hiking trail. At this time, the fire will be in a monitor status and Crew-1 has hiked out of the area.

Wildland Use Fires [WUF]: Each year, lightning strikes may result in multiple fires in Yosemite’s wilderness.  By managing these fires for resource benefit, as opposed to suppressing them, we can ensure a healthier, more diverse and natural forest where future fires will burn with less intensity

 Lightning fires are a natural occurrence and play a vital role in shaping this fire dependent ecosystem. Each year, lightning strikes may result in multiple fires in Yosemite’s wilderness. By managing these fires for resource benefit, as opposed to suppressing them, we can ensure a healthier, more diverse and natural forest where future fires will burn with less intensity.

For More Information
Fire Information: nancy_phillipe@nps.gov (209) 372-0480
Yosemite National Park Fire Information website: http://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/fireinfo.htm.
Yosemite Wildland Fire Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Yosemite-Fire-and-Aviation-124632964255395/
Yosemite Fire Twitter: https://twitter.com/yosemitefire

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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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