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Unit Information

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

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Yosemite Fire Information
Email: yose_fire_information@nps.gov
Phone: 209-372-0327

Cold Fire 8.17.2021Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Cold Fire was discovered on 8.14.2021 and is one of several fires burning in Yosemite National Park. This lightning-caused fire is being managed with a confine and contain strategy based on its location, potential impacts, and other key factors. This fire is burning in high elevation wilderness areas, ranging from 7,000 to 9,700 feet.

The Cold Fire located three miles north of Glen Aulin, in Cold Canyon East of Cold Mountain along the Pacific Crest Trail.

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

This fire may be visible from numerous vantage points throughout the park, including Tuolumne Meadows, 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 or trails.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday August 14th, 2021 approx. 09:00 AM
LocationNear Cold Peak, North of Glen Aulin.
Incident CommanderNPS
Coordinates37.951 latitude, -119.409 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel3
Size8 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Timber Litter Understory