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Empire (Mariposa County)

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
County: Mariposa County
Location: 1 Mile South of Bridalveil Campground in Yosemite’s Wilderness
Estimated – Containment: 5,687 Acres / 55% Containment

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