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Re: South Fork Fire - August 13, 2017

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Another fire in Yosemite
August 13, 2017 05:18PM
Reports of another fire in Yosemite. This time in the Wawona region. Near Wawona Dome and the S.fork of the Merced.

avatar South Fork Fire - August 13, 2017
August 13, 2017 06:44PM
A new fire, the South Fork Fire, has started in Wawona, south of Wawona Dome. The Chilnualna Falls trail is closed at the bottom and smoke is visible from the area and is expected to be significant overnight. The fire size is currently estimated to be 20 acres and the cause is unknown. Air resources are on scene and suppression operations are in progress.

A Hazard Alert Message is being issued for the Wawona community due to a nearby wildfire. It is currently at low threat potential that may require evacuation in 24 hours or more. Residents and visitors are encouraged to make appropriate pre-evacuation preparations.

avatar Re: South Fork Fire - August 13, 2017
August 13, 2017 11:09PM

The South Fork Fire is burning in the South Fork of the Merced River, 1 mile upstream from Swinging Bridge. It is on a south south-west aspect in steep, rocky, inaccessible terrain. The fire is burning in an area of heavy tree mortality due to bark beetle infestation and poor forest health. Due to the proximity of the community of Wawona, as well as the challenging terrain, the primary objective is firefighter and public safety.
Re: South Fork Fire - August 13, 2017
August 14, 2017 03:53PM
Here is a Google + GIS map centered at the South Fork fire. Click “Map Tips” for more info.
Fire map: https://goo.gl/H5g1KU
Re: Another fire in Yosemite
August 13, 2017 07:32PM
Now 500 acres. We getting smoke over here (eastside.)
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