Empire Fire

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Empire Fire (2017)
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Empire Fire on August 8, 2017
LocationYosemite National Park, California, United States
Coordinates37°38′38″N 119°37′05″W / 37.644°N 119.618°W / 37.644; -119.618Coordinates: 37°38′38″N 119°37′05″W / 37.644°N 119.618°W / 37.644; -119.618
Date(s)August 1, 2017 (2017-08-01) – November 27, 2017 (2017-11-27)
Burned area8,094 acres (33 km2)
Empire Fire is located in Northern California
Empire Fire
Location of fire in California.

The Empire Fire was a wildfire that burned in Yosemite National Park in California in the United States. The fire was reported on August 1, 2017 and was caused by lightning. It burned 8,094 acres (33 km2), before it was fully contained on November 27. The fire affected recreational activities in the national park.

The fire[edit]

The Empire Fire was reported on August 1, 2017 at 8:45 AM. It is located east of Badger Pass Ski Area and next to Bridalveil Creek Campground in Yosemite National Park. The fire was naturally caused, possibly by lightning. It was fueled by red fir timber, dormant brush, green leaf manzanita, chinquapan brush, and dead and down material.[1]

On November 27, the fire was reported to be 100% contained.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Empire Fire". Empire Fire. National Park Service. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.