Multiple trail closures are in effect. All trails (including adjacent off trail areas) in the southern portion of the park south of Glacier Point Road are closed with the following exceptions: Mono Meadow and Glacier Point trailheads remain open to Nevada Fall and the Buena Vista Trail Junction. Trail closure signs will be placed at trailheads and intersections. For Wilderness permit questions, call the Wilderness public information line at 209-372-0826.
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. The fire is burning through scattered ground fuels, dead and down logs, and brush with an overstory of high elevation conifer.
Smoke may be visible from Tioga Road, Glacier Point Road, Ostrander Lake area, and high country vistas. It is dispersing to the south during the day and settling locally at night.
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||Monday August 24th, 2020 approx. 10:45 AM|
|Location||The Horse Fire is burning within Wilderness near Horse Ridge.|
|Incident Commander||Type 3 Incident Organization|
|Coordinates||37.624 latitude, -119.533 longitude|
Timber Litter, Dead and Down, Lodgepole and Red Fir.
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.
The strategy for this fire is to monitor.
Smoke from the Creek Fire is impacting the area and reducing visibility. Dry weather and relative humidity conditions will keep fire active.