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    Yosemite

    National Park California

Big Meadow Fire Suppression Efforts Continue

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Date: September 2, 2009

The Big Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest has grown to 5,938 acres, from 5,257 acres yesterday.  Containment remains at 55%.  The fire continues to be active on the northern flank approaching the Tioga Road near Tamarack Flat and in the upper Crane Creek drainage.

Crane Flat Campground, Tamarack Flat Campground, and Foresta remain closed.  Hodgdon Meadow Campground remains open and accessible to visitors. All other campgrounds in the park remain open. 

The Big Oak Flat Road is closed to through traffic at the Big Oak Flat Entrance Station to the junction of the El Portal Road.  In addition, the Tioga Road remains closed to through traffic from White Wolf to the Crane Flat Gas Station.  These closures will remain in effect through the Labor Day weekend and until further notice. 

Access to Tuolumne Meadows from the east side (via Hwy. 395 at Lee Vining)  remains open utilizing the Tioga Pass Entrance.

For additional fire information please visit www.inciweb.org.  In addition, visitors may call 209-372-0669 or 209-372-0327 for updated fire information during business hours.

Did You Know?

Riparian area in Tuolumne Meadows

Riparian communities are adjacent to the river channel and tributaries; they are the interface between the river and surrounding meadow and upland communities. They provide specialized habitat and important nutrients to the meadow and river systems.