• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

El Portal Fire Update #1

July 27, 2014 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information
The Fire began in the community of El Portal at approximately 3:15 pm on July 26.  

Evacuations remain in effect for Foresta and Old El Portal.

Crane Flat Campground has been evacuated.  

The Big Oak Flat Road is closed between Crane Flat south to the El Portal Road Junction.

Resources include:  
  • 4 Hot Shot Crews
  • 2 Dozers
  • 5 Type 3 (Wildland Engines)
  • Aircraft – fixed winged tankers and helicopters were utilized during daylight hours
At 9:45 PM, the fire had burned 2,100 acres.

 

map showing fire perimeter in El Portal and Foresta areas

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