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Blue Jay

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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Incident Contact

Yosemite Fire Inforamtion
Phone: 209-379-1493
Hours: M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fire Behavior July 30th 2020Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Blue Jay Fire was ignited by lightning on July 24th.  Current fire behavior is creeping and smoldering through ground litter on the forest floor and burning in pockets of accumulated dead and down logs with some isolated single tree torching and short range spotting.  The fire is expected to continue creeping and smoldering as it burns through timber litter with an overstory of lodgepole and red fir. 

The area the fire is burning in is a fire adapted ecosystem.  There are currently no threats to infrastructure or hiking trails. The fire will be visible from Tioga Road, Glacier Point, and from high country viewpoints. 

Park Managers are working with the local Air Quality Districts and will be monitoring smoke impacts to the park and local communities.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 24th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Location4 miles south of White Wolf Campground and 1 mile west of Lukens Lake Trail
Coordinates37.812 latitude, -119.647 longitude

Current Situation

Size14 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber Litter, Dead and Down, Lodgepole and Red Fir overstory

Significant Events

Fire is creeping and smoldering through ground vegetation with 1-2 Ft flame lengths and some single tree torching and short range spotting. There is a 75% active perimeter on the S/NE. Smoke production is moderate and light in color transporting to the east. Smoke will be visible from high country vistas.