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Yosemite Wilderness Updates

Yosemite National Park – Nov 13, 2020 –  Yosemite is experiencing much needed winter weather conditions, with snow impacting all four wildfires this past week.

This will be the final update on the following incidents unless significant change occurs.

Road closures are in effect due to weather and snow. Trail closures remain in effect until further notice.

Residual smoke may be visible from Tioga Road (Highway 120 through Yosemite National Park), Glacier Point, and high country vistas.

For road conditions, call 209-372-0200, press 1, then 1. For Wilderness information, call 209-372-0826.

Blue Jay Fire

Location: Yosemite Creek drainage south of the 10 Lakes trail at 9,000 feet elevation.

Discovery Date: July 24, 2020                                          

Size: 6,922 acres                                                                    

Containment: 90%                                                              

Strategy: Confine and Contain                                 

Cause: Lightning

Fire behavior is minimal. Fire is smoldering in interior pockets and along the northern edge.

inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6888/

 

Wolf Fire

Location: North of White Wolf Campground and west of Lukens Lake Trail at 9,000 feet elevation.

Discovery Date: August 11, 2020                                   

Size: 2,057 acres                                                                      

Containment: 90%                                                               

Strategy: Confine and Contain                                 

Cause: Lightning

Fire behavior is minimal. Fire is smoldering near Morrison Creek.

inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7134/

 

North Whizz Dome Fire

Location: South of Cathedral Creek and 1 mile northwest of Tioga Road at 8,400 feet elevation.

Discovery Date: August 27, 2020                                    

Size: 165 acres                                                          

Containment: 100%                                                                 

Strategy: Monitor                                        

Cause: Lightning

The fire has shown minimal activity. Fire is producing minimal smoke.

inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7135/

 

Horse Fire

Location: Horse Ridge, 1 mile southeast of Ostrander Lake at 9,500 feet elevation.

Discovery Date: August 24, 2020                                    

Size: 30 acres                                                          

Containment: 100%                                                                  

Strategy: Monitor                                        

Cause: Lightning

The fire has shown minimal activity. Fire is smoldering on the southern perimeter.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7149/

Yosemite Fires Web Map

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