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Tenaya Fire Contained, Trails Reopened

YOSEMITE – The Tenaya Fire is now 100 percent contained at 415 acres. Total containment was achieved at noon yesterday, Sept. 16. Fire crews will continue mop up activities over the next few days.

All trails have been reopened, however signs are posted warning hikers to stay on the trail while hiking adjacent to this fire.

The Tenaya Fire is now a Type 4 incident and the Incident Commander is Russell Mitchell from Yosemite National Park. The fire is in patrol status and light mop-up continues to insure the fire stays within containment lines. There is no fire spread anticipated.

Two Type 2 crews remain committed to the fire and the demobilization of resources will continue. Light rain has fallen over the last few days with accompanying cooler temperatures, and air quality has improved with only light smoke showing periodically.

The cause of the Tenaya Fire remains under investigation.

Other fires in the park that may show occasional smoke include the following lightning-caused fires:

  • Cathedral Fire: 37 acres and some potential to grow until it hits natural barriers.
  • White Cascade Fire: 30 acres, remote fire, but occasionally smoke is observed from the Tuolumne Meadows region.
  • Middle Fire: 135 acres. This fire shows an increase in acreage due to a burn operation that occurred to slow the spread of the fire. It is being monitored by Yosemite crews with assistance from outside resources.

Park officials urge visitors to be careful with campfires and smoking.

“All fires need to be fully out prior to campground departures. As with all fires, staff and visitor safety is our top priority.”

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