On Oct. 1, the Long Gulch and Smokey Jack fires were discovered by helicopter reconnaissance. On Oct. 2 the Coyote fire was discovered. On Oct. 3, the Smith, Middle, Dome, Mono, Turner, Alder, Chilnualna, and Crescent fires were also discovered by helicopter or visitor reports to dispatch. On Oct. 4, the Wawona, Canyon Ranch,
Fires in the Suppression Zone: The Middle,
Fires in the Wildland Fire Zone: The 10 other October fires are in the wildland fire zone, where fires can be managed for multiple objectives.
Summer’s Earlier Fires: The Slope and
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