This is an impressive view taken from a GOES weather satellite. It combines imagery to make a seamless video.
Mariposa is un-evacuated now but Hwy 140 from the south into Mariposa is still closed…so “you can’t get to the park” that way. Hwy 120 or 41 is it. Multiple areas are under evacuation orders or have been given a heads up.
It is 65% contained. But 63 residences, 67 minor structures and 1 commercial structure were destroyed. 13 residences damaged and 8 minor structures damaged.
5,000 fire workers and 400 fire engines, 19 choppers used.
This is a big one. Smoke wafts into the park in the afternoon. The cool evening air makes it hang low. Mornings are clear. Cancellations are not given for Yosemite hotels – since the park is OPEN.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky
Smoke on the water – They burned down the gambling house. It died with an awful sound.” Deep Purple
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