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

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Hoover Fire 7.22.2021Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Hoover Fire is one of multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park. This 59-acre fire was caused by lightning on Monday, July 19, at around 2 pm in the Illilouette drainage at 7800 feet. Helicopters with bucket drops and hand crews are using full perimeter control tactics to suppress this fire. It is currently 100% contained.

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.

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

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday July 19th, 2021 approx. 02:00 PM
LocationIllilouette drainage
Incident CommanderNPS
Coordinates37.654 latitude, -119.489 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel41
Size59 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber litter understory

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