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Lukens

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

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The Lukens Fire is one of several fires still 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. 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. It is currently 867 acres and is 100% contained.

Crews will be burning piles to mitigate remaining activity fuels from the suppression efforts along Tioga road in the footprint of the Lukens/County Line fires starting October 19 through October 20th, 2021. Travelers may see burning piles along Tioga Road from Mc Swain Summit to White Wolf Junction. 

Air Quality Conditions for Yosemite National Park can be found at: www.nps.gov/yose/learn/nature/aqmonitoring

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
CauseLightning.
Date of OriginWednesday July 28th, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM
LocationSouthwest side of Lukens Lake, near White Wolf.
Incident CommanderNPS
Coordinates37.851 latitude, -119.618 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel15
Size867 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber understory.

Outlook

Planned Actions

With the fire 100% contained, crews will be burning piles to mitigate remaining activity fuels from the suppression efforts along Tioga road in the footprint of the Lukens/County Line fires. This will occur on Oct. 19 and 20, 2021, weather conditions allowing.

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Defining Mop Up News - 7/19/2021