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Yosemite September Lightning

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

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Yosemite Fire Information
Phone: 209 379-1493

Summary map of Yosemite Fires, including the Red and Rodgers, as well as the lightning strikes (all of which are less than 1/10 acre.)Image options: [ Full Size ]

Yosemite September Lightning 

Since September 5, Yosemite Fire and Aviation and partners responded to multiple new lightning strikes in the park. No closures or evacuations are associated with these incidents. All are/were less than 1/4 acre.

CHIQUITO FIRE – OUT
Location: Chiquito Pass/Chain Lakes area, near the park’s southeast boundary
Elevation: 9100’
Discover Date: September 10, 2022

TURNER FIRE - OUT
Location: east of Alder Falls, along Turner Ridge, northeast of the Wawona Road above Alder Creek
Elevation: 6700’
Discover Date: September 10, 2022

EMPIRE FIRE – OUT
Location: near Empire Meadows, Badger Pass area
Elevation: 6500’
Discover Date: September 10, 2022
Size: 1/10th  acre

WOLF FIRE - OUT
Location: Along Tioga Road, east of White Wolf
Elevation: 8000’
Discover Date: September 10, 2022

OBELISK FIRE - OUT
Location: East of Starr King Meadow/ west of Lake Obelisk/Mt. Clark
Elevation: 9,750’
Discover date: September 9, 2022

RANCH FIRE - OUT
Location: Northeast of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
Elevation: 8,400'
Discover date: September 7, 2022

ALDER FIRE - OUT
Location: North of Alder Creek, northwest of Wawona
Discover date: September 5, 2022
 
Information on other fires in Yosemite National Park:

For information on the Red Fire, located between Ilillouette and Red Creeks, visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8332/
Fore information on the Rodgers Fire, located northeast of Hetch Hetchy, visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8333/ 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Incident CommanderYosemite National Park
Coordinates37.57 latitude, -119.679 longitude

Outlook

Remarks

All fires are less than 1/10th acre and are being contained. No closures or evacuations are associated with these lightning strike fires.

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