Yosemite Fire Information Update #9 – July 25, 2006
Three new lightning ignited fires were discovered burning in Yosemite National Park. Due to lack of resources and the hotter and dryer weather, fire managers have decided to suppress two of these fires. The Miguel Fire and the Half Moon Fire are expected to be contained by today (7/25/06). The Bart Fire will be managed for resource benefit. Thunderstorms are forecasted thru the end of this week and fire mangers are anticipating additional lightning strikes with possible new fire starts.
For public safety, the Laurel Lakes basin is closed. This closure includes the Miguel Meadow to Laurel Lake trail.
All wildland fire use fires are routinely monitored to ensure that the programs goals are met. Visitors may see smoke from these fires.
(*) Indicates the date the fire was detected
・ Bart Fire(*7/24) is located near Bartlett Creek, 1/2 mile north of Flora Lake. It is currently 1/4 of an acre burning in brush and dead and down fuels. This fire is surrounded by natural barriers with low potential for growth.
・ Half Moon Fire (*7/24) is located 1/2 mile from Half Moon Meadow in the Yosemite Creek drainage. It is currently 1/10 of an acre burning in red fir needle litter and down logs. Suppression tactics have been implemented and this fire is expected to be contained by today (7/25/06).
Frog Complex (The following fires are being managed as the Frog Complex)
・ Miguel Fire (*7/23) is located 1/8 of a mile east of the Miguel Meadow to Laurel Lake trail. It is currently 1/4 of an acre smoldering and creeping in mixed conifers and black oaks. Suppression tactics have been implemented and this fire is expected to be contained by today (7/25/06).
・ Laurel Fire (*7/21) is located 1 mile west, south west of Laurel Lake. It is currently 10 acres and burning in mixed conifers with moderate to high potential for growth. This fire may be visible from Lake Eleanor.
・ Frog Fire (*7/21) is located 2 miles north from Laurel Lake in the Frog Creek drainage. It is currently 4 acres. This fire is burning in red and white fir with moderate potential for growth.
・ Middle T Fire (*7/21) is located 3 miles east of Aspen valley on the north side of the Middle Fork of the Tuolumne River and near the Long Gulch Trail (between White wolf and Aspen Valley). It is currently 3 acres with moderate to high potential for growth.
・ Kibbie Fire (*7/22) is located 1/2 mile west of Kibbie Lake. It is currently 15 feet by 15 feet (15’x15’) burning in brush surrounded by natural barriers. This fire has low potential for growth.
・ King Fire (*7/18) is located 2 miles east of Mount Starr King. It is currently 50 feet by 50 feet (50’x50’) burning in sparse bushes and down logs. This fire has low potential for growth.
・ Falls Fire (*6/28) is located two miles north of Hetch Hetchy, and east of Falls Creek. It is currently 32 acres and burning in western white pine needle cast with moderate potential for growth
These fires are currently inactive:
・ Double Rock Fire (*7/17) is located approximately 11/2 miles north east of White Wolf.
・ Lukens Fire (*7/17) is located approximately1 mile north of Lukens Lake.
・ Hidden Fire (*7/10) is located 1/4 mile south west of Hidden lake and 1mile south of the Tioga Road.
・ Horizon Fire (*6/26) is located on Horizon Ridge between Ostrander Lake and Glacier Point Road. .