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Update On The Fireplace Fire In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The Fireplace Fire was declared 100% contained on Sunday, June 15, at 3.6 acres, a revision of the initial estimate of 5 acres.

The fire was reported by Signal Peak Lookout at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 14. It is located in the area of Fireplace Bluffs on the north rim of the Valley, and west of El Capitan, between the trail to El Capitan from Tamarack Flat campground and the Tioga Road, and directly across from Tunnel View.

A reconnaissance flight by Yosemite Helicopter 551 found the smoldering and creeping fire burning through brush and timber, with 1 to 2 ft. flame lengths, and some single tree torching.

Yosemite fire crews and Sierra National Forest Hot Shots will be completing heavy mop-up over the next few days. Occasional light smoke may continue to be visible from many Yosemite National Park locations including Glacier Point, Wawona, Big Oak Flat and Valley Roads.

No trails are closed and the fire poses no threats to park infrastructure or facilities. To avoid periodic smoke, hikers are urged to pass through the area quickly. (Click map for details.)Fireplace Fire Map Yosemite 6-15-14

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