Lightning Caused Empire Fire in Yosemite National Park Fire Grows to 6,000 Acres for Tuesday- Trail Closures in Effect
September 12, 2017 - The lightning caused Empire Fire in Yosemite National Park was discovered on August 1, 2017 about 1 mile east of Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and 3/4 mile south of Glacier Point Road. The Empire Fire is burning in Red Fir.
Glacier Point Road now closed 9/8 at Chinquapin Hwy. 41 due to fire activity Unknown when it will re open.
Update: 9:01 A.M. 6,000