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Blue Jay Fire Web Map
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9.30.2020: One lane traffic control will be in effect today from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm. Please head all traffic signs. For the most up to date road conditions, call (209) 372 - 0200, press 1, then 1.
Multiple trail closures are in effect, including: all Yosemite Creek trails from Tioga Road to the north rim of Yosemite Valley; Lukens Lake Trail to Lukens Lake; Ten Lakes Trail to Lukens Lake Trail junction; the section of the Middle Fork Tuolumne River trail which connects the Ten Lakes and Lukens Lake Trails. Trail closure signs will be placed at trailheads and intersections. For Wilderness permit questions, call Wilderness public information line at 209-372-0826.
The Blue Jay Fire was ignited by lightning July 24. The fire started approximately 4 miles south of White Wolf campground, and is burning primarily in Wilderness on the south side of Tioga Road at 9,000 feet in elevation. The fire is creeping and smoldering through ground litter on the forest floor and in pockets of accumulated dead and down logs with some isolated single tree torching.
The Blue Jay Fire is being managed with a confine and contain suppression strategy utilizing Minimum Impact Suppression Techniques (MIST) within fire adapted Wilderness. Geographical containment objectives are holding.
The fire is visible from Tioga Road, Glacier Point, and high-country vistas.
Smoke is dispersing to the north and northeast and settling locally at night. Park managers are working with the local Air Quality Districts and will be monitoring smoke impacts to the park and local communities.