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North Whizz Dome Fire

Unit Information

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

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Air Quality Web Page

North Whizz Dome Web Map

National Air Quality Fire Web Page
11.12.2020: Yosemite National Park is experiencing winter weather conditions.  Tioga Road is currently closed.  For road conditions, call 209-372-0200, press 1, then 1.

The North Whizz Dome Fire is located in wilderness approximately 4/10 mile south of Cathedral Creek and one mile northwest of Tioga Rd at approximately 8,400 feet elevation.

Residual smoke may be visible from Tioga Road and high-country vistas.

Park Managers are working with 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 OriginWednesday August 26th, 2020 approx. 04:00 PM
LocationIn Wilderness, south of Cathedral Creek and one mile northwest of Tioga Road (Highway 120) at 8,400 feet elevation.
Coordinates37.876 latitude, -119.444 longitude

Current Situation

Size165 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber Litter, Dead and Down

Significant Events

The fire is showing minimal activity with minimal smoke production.


Planned Actions

The strategy for this fire is to monitor fire growth and behavior.

Firefighters are continuing to monitor fire weather behavior and growth.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Winter conditions and precipitation may reduce fire activity. Smoke may be visible from high country vistas, including Tioga Road.