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South Fork Fire

Unit Information

Yosemite National Park
National Park Service
P.O. Box 577 Yosemite CA 95389 California
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

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View looking across Wawona Point towards the South Fork fire. October 6thImage options: [ Full Size ]

Fire remains quiet near the community of Wawona on the west and south flank of the fire. Sections of the north flank and the entire east flank are continuing to burn in the wilderness. Fire activity has been minimal this week.

There still may be some burning well interior and visible smoke with increased winds. The fire will be monitored by aircraft and fire lookouts. As fire burns into the high country wilderness it will burn actively through pockets of dense vegetation but will then slow down as it progresses into sparse vegetation and natural granite barriers limiting smoke production. This high country wilderness area has minimal values at risk.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday August 13th, 2017 approx. 02:30 AM
Location.75 mile east of the community of Wawona
Incident CommanderYosemite National Park
Incident DescriptionProtection Objectives
Coordinates37.538 latitude, -119.598 longitude

Current Situation

Size7,000 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Significant Events

All fire related trail closures have been lifted for the Wawona area.

Outlook

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