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Horse Fire

Unit Information

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

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11.12.2020: Yosemite National Park is experiencing winter weather conditions.  Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road are currently closed.  For road conditions, call 209-372-0200, press 1, then 1.  

The Horse Fire was discovered in Wilderness on August 24, 2020 after lightning occurred over the area. It is located on Horse Ridge, southeast of Ostrander Lake. 
Residual smoke may be visible in the Ostrander Lake area, and from high country vistas including Glacier Point Road. 

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 OriginMonday August 24th, 2020 approx. 10:45 AM
LocationThe Horse Fire is located in Wilderness near Horse Ridge, 15 miles southeast of Yosemite Valley.
Coordinates37.624 latitude, -119.533 longitude

Current Situation

Size30 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber Litter, Dead and Down

Significant Events

The fire has minimal activity. Fire is smoldering on the southern perimeter.


Planned Actions

The strategy for this fire is to monitor.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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

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