Yosemite National Park issued a press release this afternoon stating that the Highway 140 entrance to the park will re-open this Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM. Travelers should use extreme caution and expect delays when driving through the fire area.
Pacific Gas &Electric crews made excellent progress on repairing damaged power lines.
Although the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will continue their investigation, CAL FIRE issued a news release based on information provided by the NTSB stating that CAL FIRE air tankers can now resume aerial support of fire suppression.
As fire activity decreases the size of the night shift decreases as well. Engines will patrol the El Portal Rd. and the northern portion of the fire tonight.
Road Closures: Highway 140 from Park Line near El Portal to the Big Oak Flat Road and El Portal Road Junction.
Fire Facts: 311 acres; 54 % contained
Dog Rock Fire Information Phone: 209.372.0327; 372.0328; 372.0329 (7:00 AM to 8:00 PM)
Current Conditions in Yosemite: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm
Park Web Page: https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/fireinfo.htm
Yosemite Air Quality: https://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/aqmonitoring.htm
Cal Fire information concerning the aircraft accident: Daniel Berlant –(916) 651.3473