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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 14th, 2021 approx. 09:00 AM|
|Location||Near Cold Peak, North of Glen Aulin.|
|Coordinates||37.951 latitude, -119.409 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||90%|
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