Thunderstorms passed through Yosemite National Park on Saturday, September 9, 2023, bringing 179 lightning strikes, a small amount of precipitation, and some...
July 31, 2021
The Hoover Fire is one of multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park. This 59-acre fire was caused by lightning on Monday, July 19, at around 2 pm in the Illilouette drainage at 7800 feet. Helicopters with bucket drops and hand crews are using full perimeter control tactics to suppress this fire. It is currently 100% contained.Each of these fires is being managed based on its location, potential impacts, and other key factors. Many of the fires are burning in high elevation wilderness areas, ranging from 7,000 to 9,700 feet.Yosemite National Park is a fire-adapted ecosystem. The strategy for all fires is to provide employee and public safety and protect natural and cultural resources. Currently, there are no threats to