Fire in Yosemite Closes Some Trails Near Tioga Road

Staff Writer

There is a fire in Yosemite right now that has closed trails on the south side of Tioga Road, near Yosemite Creek. It's called the Tenaya Fire and it was at 300 acres on the evening of Sept. 9. The fire is currently at approximately 300 acres and is burning above Yosemite Valley, located along both sides of the Lehamite Creek Trail between the north rim of the Valley and the Tioga Pass Road.

Smoke from this fire is visible throughout the park.

Full suppression efforts began yesterday, which include approximately 60 firefighters, six air tankers, and three helicopters. Additional resources will arrive in the park today.

Trails on the north rim of Yosemite Valley south of the Tioga Road and east of Yosemite Creek are closed. Currently there are no threats to structures and no injuries have been reported.
There is no containment at this time. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Updated fire information is available at www.nps.gov/yose.

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