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Yosemite Fires Update

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Yosemite National Park, CA — Yosemite´s Boundary Fire is scheduled to be totally contained today. Sunday´s latest report has the human caused fire at 90 per cent containment. Total acreage burned stands at 536. The fire is located less than a mile north of Ribbon Falls and a half a mile northwest of the summit of El Capitan. The fire started a week ago today due to an out-of-control campfire.

The Middle T fire, caused by lightning on July 20th and allowed to burn for ecological purposes, is now being suppressed due to the amount of smoke produced. The Middle T fire is located four miles west of White Wolf and two miles southwest of Harden Lake along the historic Great Sierra Wagon Rd. The Middle T was scheduled for total suppression Sunday.

A number of trails have been closed throughout the park due to these fires.

Written by Bill Johnson