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Wegner

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

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This map of Yosemite National Park shows the location of the lightening caused fires.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Wegner 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 Wegner fire is .25 acre, located east of Yosemite Creek picnic area, and east of Tioga Road. 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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday June 28th, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM
LocationEast of Yosemite Creek picnic area and east of Tioga Road. 8256 feet elevation
Incident CommanderNPS
Coordinates37.849 latitude, -119.552 longitude

Current Situation

Fuels Involved

Timber Litter Understory

Significant Events

Fire is in monitor status

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