Basin smoke coming from Yosemite fires
Smoke from nine fires burning in Yosemite National Park is pouring into the Lake Tahoe Basin, according to research by the U.S. Forest Service.
The Meadow fire, the largest of the blazes, has grown to 200 acres. It is burning near the north end of Yosemite Valley, 1.2 miles southeast of Glacier Point Road near the Mono Meadow Trailhead.
The Meadow fire was first detected July 1, and is believed to have been caused by a lightening strike. The fire is being monitored, but no action is being taken to control it. National Parks policy is to let naturally occurring fires burn.
Ironically, visitors to Yosemite Valley are seeing little smoke.