Yosemite National Park fire and aviation crews have responded to multiple lightning-caused wildfires located within the park boundary.
Lightning-caused wildfires are a common occurrence. There have been a total of 10 lightning-caused wildfires since July 31, 2017. One fire currently in monitor status is the Empire Wildfire. Which is currently being managed for resource and protection objectives.
Monitoring a wildfire is a fire management tactic used by fire managers when strategizing an incident response, and contributing factors that help steer this decision-making process are often incident specific. Location, available resources, predicted weather, topography, air quality and predicted fire behavior are all factors that contribute to fire management decisions.
|Empire Incident Information:|
|Last Updated:||9/9/2017, 6:05:55 AM|
|Date/Time Started:||August 1, 2017 8:45 am|
|Administrative Unit:||Yosemite National Forest|
|Location:||1 Mile South of Bridalveil Campground in Yosemite’s Wilderness|
|Estimated – Containment:||5,687 Acres / 55% Containment|