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Washburn Fire

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Unit Information

P.O. Box 577 
Yosemite National Park, 
95389 
P.O. Box 577 
Yosemite National Park, 
95389 

Incident Contacts

  • Yosemite Fire Information
    Email:
    yose_fire_info@nps.gov
    Phone:
    209-379-1493
  • Media Inquiries
    Phone:
    1-925-588-6749
    Hours:
    8 AM - 8 PM

News

   Today will be the last Daily Update for the Washburn Fire, unless significant fire activity occurs.  
Washburn Fire Update- Isolated thunderstorms over the Sierra Crest moved westward towards the Washburn fire yesterday afternoon with light showers reaching the fire area near the Iron Creek and South Fork Merced River. Temperatures remained warm with high temperatures reaching the upper 70s near the upper elevations of the fire and the low 90s in Wawona.  
   Washburn Fire Update- Several rain showers moved over the Washburn fire early yesterday morning. Although only trace amounts of rain reached the ground, firefighters were able to take advantage of the favorable conditions and increase containment. The National Infrared Operations airplane continues to show scattered heat within the burned area. Ground crews are finding most of this heat is isolated to large dead logs burning within the interior of the fire with minimal threat to control lines.
   Location: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove Percent Contained: 91% Start Date: July 7, 2022                                                                      Cause: Human Caused/Under InvestigationSize: 4,881 Acres                                                                             Number of Personnel Assigned: 343Resources Assigned: 8 Hand Crews, 6 Helicopters, 8 Engines, 1 Dozer, 3 Water Tenders
Washburn FireIncident Update- July 26, 2022Location: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove Percent Contained: 87% Start Date: July 7, 2022                                                                       Cause: Human Caused/Under Investigation  Size: 4,875 acres                                                                                Number of Personnel Assigned: 461
Location: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove Percent Contained: 87% Start Date: July 7, 2022                                                                       Cause: Human Caused/Under Investigation Size: 4,866 acres                                                                                     Number of Personnel Assigned: 694Resources Assigned: 16 Hand Crews, 8 Helicopters, 18 Engines, 1 Dozer, 16 Water Tenders
Washburn FireIncident Update July 24, 2022 Location: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove Percent Contained: 79%Start Date: July 7, 2022                                                                      Cause: Human Caused/Under Investigation
Location: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove                      Percent Contained: 79%Start Date: July 7, 2022                                                                 Cause: Human Caused/Under Investigation      
   Location: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove                       Percent Contained: 79% Start Date: July 7, 2022                                                            Cause: Under Investigation       Size: 4,856 acres                                                                      Number of Personnel Assigned: 1,330  
   Fire Information: Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM                  Phone: 209-819-7246  Email: 2022.washburn@firenet.gov                                           Online Updates: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8209/