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

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This incident is no longer being updated.

The Fork Fire  is one of multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park. These fires began as a result of thunderstorm and lightning activity that moved through the park beginning  in late June 2021. This fire is being managed based on its location, potential impacts, and other key factors. Many of the fires are burning in high elevation wilderness areas, ranging from 7,000 to 9,700 feet.

The Fork Fire has been contained and is in monitor status. 

Yosemite National Park is a fire-adapted ecosystem. The strategy for all fires is to provide for the safety of employees and the public and protect natural and cultural resources. Currently, there are no threats to infrastructure.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday July 28th, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM
LocationSW of King fire, near Illiouette Creek.
Incident CommanderNPS
Coordinates37.702 latitude, -119.486 longitude

Current Situation

Size12 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber understory.

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