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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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Incident Contact

Fire Information
Email: yose_fire_info@nps.gov
Phone: 209-375-9517
Hours: M-F, 9am - 5pm

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday August 24th, 2020 approx. 10:45 AM
LocationThe Horse Fire is burning within Wilderness near Horse Ridge.
Incident CommanderType 3 Incident Organization
Coordinates37.624 latitude, -119.533 longitude

Current Situation

Size21 Acres
Fuels Involved

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

Significant Events

The fire has a 10% active perimeter, mainly on the northwestern perimeter. Fire is burning in dead and down logs, smoldering, and creeping with a low spread potential. Smoke is light and white at tree height dispersing south. No threats to infrastructure at this time.

Outlook

Planned Actions

The strategy for this fire is to monitor.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Smoke from the Creek Fire is impacting the area and reducing visibility. Dry weather and relative humidity conditions will keep fire active.