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South Fork Fire

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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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Smoke Forecast/Air Quality Report 8-21-17

South Fork Fire Wildfire
News – 8/21/2017

Smoke: Smoke in Wawona & nearby areas will again be dense through noon today, improving through the afternoon. No smoke impacts Bridgeport south past Mammoth, except as influenced by thunderstorm outflow winds. Likely short-term moderate smoke impacts to nearby foothill locations (Mariposa, Oakhurst) at various times mornings and afternoons. Fire: South Fork: 3473 acres, 10% contained. Clouds over the area are moderating fire behavior while erratic outflow winds from thunderstorms may increase activity. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/0/ Butte: Full containment. Empire: Monitor status, only light activity expected. Other: Dense smoke for short periods can aggravate symptoms for sensitive persons without changing 24-hr AQI levels. Afternoon thunderstorms again today. Outflow winds from these can push smoke into new areas for a couple hours at times as well as increase fire behavior and smoke production. Note: AQ forec

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