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South Fork Fire News Release

Smoke Forecast/Air Quality Report 8-22-17

Incident: South Fork Fire Wildfire
Released: 8/22/2017

Smoke: Smoke in Wawona & nearby areas will again be

dense through noon today, improving through the

afternoon. Night and early morning smoke impacts in some

foothill locations of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera

Counties, improving before noon. No smoke impacts

Bridgeport south past Mammoth, except as influenced by

thunderstorm outflow winds.

Fire: South Fork: 3820 acres, 17% contained. Clouds over

the area are moderating fire behavior while erratic outflow

winds from thunderstorms may increase activity. 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 forecasts below reflect only

particulate matter - not ozone.

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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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