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Wapama Fire Grows In Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park, CA — Park Officials say the Wapama Fire in Yosemite National Park has grown substantially over the past few days.

Yosemite National Park experienced widespread lightning activity over the weeks of September 21 and 26, 2005.

Currently, three lightning-caused fires are burning in the park. The Wapama Fire located just north of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, experienced substantial growth over the weekend.

The fire is currently 500 acres and has the potential for further spread to the northeast. The Wapama Fire is being managed as a wildland fire for resource benefit.

Wildland Fire Use projects are allowed to burn and spread naturally as long as they do not threaten people or property.