How close is the Mariposa fire to Yosemite?

How close is the Mariposa fire to Yosemite?

The fire ignited Sunday near Oak Grove Road and Oak Grove School Road, about 20 miles southwest of Yosemite, 10 miles southeast of Mariposa, 8 miles west of Awhanee and 11 miles west from Oakhurst.

What fire is burning near Yosemite?

Ackerson Creek Fire is now 1 acre, 95% contained. Tuolumne Fire is. 10 in size and contained. It is currently 3 acres and fire crews are on scene.

What is the current air quality in Yosemite National Park?

What is the current air quality in Yosemite Valley?

Pollutants Concentration
PM2.5 17 µg/m³

When was the last forest fire in Yosemite?

The fire was reported on July 13, 2018, burning 96,901 acres (392 km2), before it was 100% contained on August 19, 2018….

Ferguson Fire
The Ferguson Fire on July 14, 2018
Location Sierra National Forest, Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park, California, United States

Are there any fires near Yosemite right now?

Currently there are three active fires, two have been contained, one is in the process of being contained using control lines and natural barriers. Smoke from Regional fires may be seen throughout Yosemite.

Why is Yosemite air quality bad?

The bowl-shaped topography of the Central Valley traps pollution from cars and trucks, factories, and power plants in the region. From there, westerly winds blow the pollution, including particulates and nitrogen oxides, into Yosemite, particularly during summer months.

Why is it smoky in Yosemite?

Fire and smoke are as much a part of the Yosemite ecosystem as water and ice. Every year, thousands of lightning strikes occur within park boundaries, igniting vegetation made tinder-dry by Yosemite’s long, hot summers. Inevitably, some of these strikes cause fires, which in turn emit smoke.

Is Yosemite open now due to fires?

There are currently no threats to infrastructure and all trails remain open. All fires may be visible from Tioga Road, Glacier Point, and from high country vistas.


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