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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 24th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||4 miles south of White Wolf Campground and 1 mile west of Lukens Lake Trail|
|Coordinates||37.812 latitude, -119.647 longitude|
Timber Litter, Dead and Down, Lodgepole and Red Fir overstory
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.