The Lukens Fire is one of multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park. These fires began as a result of thunderstorm and lightning activity that moved through the park in late June 2021. This fire 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. The Lukens Fire, located north of the Tioga Road and east of White Wolf Lodge and Campground, is currently 466 acres. Hand crews limbed up trees and piled branches along the Tioga Road earlier in the week in preparation for burning from the roadway to the fire’s southern edge on Thursday, July 15. The fire is also adjacent to an area that burned last year during the Wolf Fire. The reduction of fuel in this area will allow park fire staff to manage more fires in this lightning-prone area and offer protection to the White Wolf complex and future fire impacts to the Tioga Road. This  will be visible from…

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