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

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Yosemite Fire Information
Phone: 209-372-0327

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The County Line 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 in late June 2021. Each of these fires 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 County Line Fire, located south of the Tioga Road near the White Wolf area, is currently at 224 acres. Hand crews limbed up trees and piled branches along the Tioga Road earlier in the week in preparation for burning from the road to the fire's edge on Wednesday, July 14. The fire is also adjacent to an area that burned last year during the Blue Jay Fire. In addition to restoring the ecological balance of this fire-adapted ecosystem, these fire incidents and management actions will enhance protection to the nearby White Wolf Lodge and Campground. 

These two fires will be visible from numerous vantage points throughout the park, including high country viewpoints along Tioga Road. Travelers in the White Wolf area may see equipment and fire personnel working near the road from the White Wolf area to McSwain Summit. Visitors may encounter smoke on the road as the drive from White Wolf to McSwain summit. Anyone hiking in the fire area when closures are lifted should remain on the designated trail and avoid walking though burned areas where hazards such as ash pits, weakened trees, and stump holes are likely present.

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
LocationBetween Old Tioga Rd. and Tioga Rd. south of Mc Swain Meadows.
Incident CommanderNPS
Coordinates37.835 latitude, -119.619 longitude

Current Situation

Size224 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber Understory.