Fire activity has decreased significantly and less smoke will be visible today. Firefighters will continue to mop-up the fire's northern edge. Over 7,000 feet of hose has been deployed in that area to assist crews with this work. Water tenders haul water to a nearby portable tank where it is pumped through the hoselays to the firefighter's mopping up along the fireline. Helicopters will continue to support ground crews with bucket drops along the east and west flanks of the fire.
Park road crews will begin removing rocks and other debris on El Portal Rd. Firefighters will continue to patrol the road, mopping up, containing the fire and preventing snags and other burning material from crossing the road.
Pacific Gas & Electric employees will begin repairing damaged power lines in order to restore full power to the park. Power lines will be installed by helicopters, this work will be closely coordinated with incident air and ground operations.
Yosemite Park resource advisers are assigned to the fire to work with firefighters to assist them in protecting park resources and the firefighters themselves. The fire is burning in an area where bears are present so firefighters are instructed to be aware of bears and to keep all food and trash securely stored. Cultural and natural resources are always considered when planning and conducting fire suppression activities in order to protect them.
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; 20 % 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