The Half Moon 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 Half Moon fire is 1 acre, located on the south side of Half Moon Meadow west of Grant Lakes. The fire is currently in monitoring status.
Managers expect additional fires to extinguish naturally due to location and a lack of fuels. The remaining fires are burning in high elevation areas located in wilderness ranging from 7,000 to 9,700 feet.
The fires will be visible from numerous vantage points throughout the park, including Tioga Road, Glacier Point, and other high-country viewpoints.
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 28th, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM|
|Location||South side of Half Moon Meadow, west of Grant Lakes.|
|Incident Commander||NPS / Yosemite National Park|
|Coordinates||37.893 latitude, -119.552 longitude|