Yosemite fire update

The Park released this update on the “Dog Rock fire,” An Air taker crashed – pilot killed.

  • It began along the El Portal road near Dog Rock around 2:30 p.m. yesterday.
  • The cause is unknown.
  • Highway 140 will remain closed until further notice due to fire operations and accident investigation. We anticipate this closure to be in place for 24-48 hours.
  • Yosemite Valley will remain off power for the next 24 hours. Power will be restored as quickly as possible.
  • The fire is 150 acres without containment estimates.
  • Aviation resources will be heavily utilized to contain the perimeter.
  • Evacuation orders are in effect for residents of Foresta. These evacuations will be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • All of the other areas of the park remain open. California Highways 41, 120 – Big Oak Flat Road and Tioga Pass as well as the road immediately in the valley remain open.
  • Smoke will likely be prevalent in El Portal in the morning and in Yosemite Valley in the afternoon.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Well, I’m so tired of crying, but I’m out on the road again. I’m on the road again.” – Canned heat

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About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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