El Portal Fire Update #3
July 29, 2014
As you may know, a public briefing was held last night, with over 100 attendees in the town of El Portal. This fire remains very active and there has been incredible firefighting work done to protect employees, residents and park resources. The fire team made significant progress on the fire over the last several days. As with any incident in Yosemite National Park, firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. We appreciate everyone’s assistance with this priority.
General El Portal Fire Information
Foresta – Fire remains active near community
Campgrounds & Roads Affected – Hwy 120 and Big Oak Flat Road to Crane Flat and Tioga Road to Tioga Pass Remain Open
For More Information
Future fire updates for the El Portal Fire will be provided by the Type 1 Incident Management Team, working closely with park management. Fire information call center: 209-372-0327 or 209-372-0328.
Additional Fire Activity in Yosemite – all lightning started fires in designated Wilderness
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