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The North Whizz Dome Fire is burning in wilderness approximately 4/10 mile south of Cathedral Creek and one mile northwest of Tioga Rd at approximately 8,400 feet elevation.
The fire has a 15% active perimeter, burning in heavy fuels, ground litter, and pockets of accumulated dead and down logs with some isolated single tree torching. The fire is expected to continue creeping and smoldering as it burns through timber litter with an overstory of lodgepole and fir.
The North Whizz Dome Fire is being managed with a confine and contain strategy utilizing Minimum Impact Suppression Techniques (MIST) in fire adapted wilderness. There are currently no threats to infrastructure or hiking trails. The fire will be visible from Tioga Road, Glacier Point, and high-country vistas.
Smoke production is very light with minimal local impacts dispersing to the north and northeast. 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||Wednesday August 26th, 2020 approx. 04:00 PM|
|Location||In Wilderness, 4/10 mile south of Cathedral Creek and one mile northwest of Tioga Rd at approximately 8,400 feet elevation.|
|Incident Commander||Type 3 Incident Organization (under Blue Jay and Wolf)|
|Coordinates||37.876 latitude, -119.444 longitude|
Timber Litter, Dead and Down, Lodgepole and Red Fir overstory
15% active perimeter, mainly on western and southern perimeter with a low rate of spread.
Southern edge has stalled at a decomposed granite bench. Smoke is light rising to 100 feet and dispersing. Burning in heavy dead and down, duff and logs smoldering, creeping, some spotting, some single tree torching.
The strategy for this fire is to monitor fire growth and behavior.
Firefighters are continuing to monitor fire weather behavior and growth on both fires. Looking for opportunities to black line as needed and scout natural barriers.
Smoke from regional wildfires in California may impact the area reducing visibility.