Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fire Continues to Burn In Yosemite-Smoke Heads North Away from Yosemite Valley

The view from the Yosemite Association webcam at 12:19 pm today looks like a normal day in Yosemite National Park. To quote Jim Dean in the Gallery's shipping and receiving department, "This is one of the nicest days we have had in some time."

Current Situation: The fire continues to burn actively (a large column of smoke was visible yesterday) in the wilderness towards Tioga Road near Tamarack Flat and northwest in Upper Crane Creek drainage. Today, firefighters will continue to aggressively build indirect fire lines away from the fires edge. The strategy is to use indirect fire lines along with opportunities to conduct burnout operations (when conditions safely permit) to stop the forward progress of the fire. Firefighters will also continue to reinforce fire lines east of El Portal and around Foresta. No major fire activity was reported in these areas. Read more on the National Park Service Incident website.

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