July 24, 2023 - Yosemite National Park fire crews are actively engaged in holding and monitoring, smoke and some fire activity will continue to be seen from Yosemite Valley and other areas in the park.
As of Monday morning the fire is at 840 Acres with 30% Containment
|Current as of||Mon, 07/24/2023 - 11:44|
|Date of Origin||Thu, 06/29/2023 - 09:20|
|Location||Northwest of North Dome|
|Coordinates||37° 45' 47'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||30%|
|Estimated Containment Date||07/30/2023|
Timber (Litter and Understory), Brush (2 feet).
Yosemite Fire crews are using a management strategy utilizing natural barriers and trails to confine the spread of the fire in a predefined area. A confine and contain strategy under favorable conditions allows fire to move naturally across the landscape, providing ecological benefits to plants and wildlife, while also meeting protection objectives to minimize risk to people and infrastructure.
The southern and eastern areas of the fire perimeter are well contained. The fire has exhibited moderate growth with some isolated active pockets northwest of North Dome. Crews remain to ensure the fire stays within the current controlled perimeter and will continue to monitor for the coming weeks. Trail closures will continue to be in effect, impacting short sections of the North Dome Trail and Lehamite Creek.
Trail closures went into effect the afternoon of 7/11.
Continue to monitor weather and fire behavior, including smoke impacts.
Resources are continuing to hold and patrol.
|Projected Incident Activity||
12 hours: Crews will continue with indirect line construction utilizing natural barriers for fire growth
24 hours: Crews will finish indirect hand line construction and look at opportunities for firing operations - trail closures will go into effect
48 hours: Crews will implement firing operations while monitoring weather and fire behavior, including smoke impacts.
72 hours: Continue with firing operations with both aerial and hand ignitions, while monitoring weather and fire behavior, including smoke impacts.
Anticipated after 72 hours: Complete firing operations, transition to patrol and monitor
Forecast calls for hot and dry conditions, with a continued excessive heat warning through the middle of this week.
Lighting Caused Pika Fire in Yosemite National Park Friday Morning Update: 840 Acres with 20% Containment – Trail Closures in Effect