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South Fork Fire News Release

Smoke Report/Air Quality Report 8-17-17

Incident: South Fork Fire Wildfire
Released: 8/17/2017

Smoke: Smoke in Wawona & river basins nearby will be

very dense through noon today. Expect conditions

improve through the afternoon, smoke returning after

midnight. Light E transport winds keep Owens Valley clear

with increasing impacts to the foothills. A layer of smoke

aloft should be visible.

Fire: Butte: Full containment expected today. Empire:

Only light activity expected. South Fork: Aggressive

suppression activities on west flank of fire.

Other: Return of high pressure over California into the

weekend and continued moderate levels of smoke

production from the South Fork Fire will likely lead to

gradually worsening impacts in the near San Joaquin

Valley. Note: AQ forecasts below reflect only particulate

matter - not ozone. Stay tuned to the California Smoke

Blog (link below) for more up-to-date information.

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

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