A wildfire sparked on Sept. 7 in Yosemite National Park was estimated at 300-500 acres Wednesday morning, and reportedly, crews have made strong progress in containing the blaze.
Called the Tenaya Fire, the inferno is located along each side of the Lehamite Creek Trail, from the north rim of Yosemite Valley to the Tioga Road.
No threats are reported to structures and no injuries have taken place, though smoke continues to pump into the Valley and surrounding areas.
The fire’s cause is being investigated, and a projected containment date has yet to be provided.
All trails in the north rim of Yosemite Valley, south of Tioga Road, and east of Yosemite Creek, are closed.
Smoke from both the Tenaya Fire and Rough Fire, east of Fresno near Hume Lake, have proven problematic to air quality in the Mountain Area.
The Rough Fire, which began from a lightning strike on July 31, grew to 103,244 acres Wednesday and was 31 percent contained. It is the largest wildfire in California, with 1,900 personnel fighting the blaze.
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said it was issuing evacuation warnings for an area north of Highway 180, including Summit Meadow, Goins Ranch, and Marvin Pass. Mandatory evacuations issued Monday remain in effect.