The Railroad fire broke out near Yosemite on August 29. Recent humid, cooler weather has assisted fire crews achieve 43% containment, with 12,000 acre scorched. However, dryer conditions are expected today, with the possibility of lightening strikes.
The fire is burning in an area of dry pine and cedar trees, creating difficult firefighting conditions. Tuesday, the fire burned through Nelder Grove, containing over 100 mature giant sequoias. Fortunately, the extremely thick bark protected the trees from damage, while all the under brush was burned.
Hopefully, firefighting crews can get the upper hand on the fire and prevent further damage.