Dog Rock Fire Update for October 11, 2014 at 8 am

October 11, 2014 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information
Current Situation: Fire activity has decreased significantly and many of the hand crews and engine crews will be released from the fire over the next two days. Today firefighters will complete mop-up on the north side of the fire. As this work is completed they will begin removing hoses, cleaning up equipment and rehabilitating hand lines to reduce the possibility of erosion. Crews working along El Portal Road will be cleaning up brush and securing any remaining hotspots. 

The Highway 140 entrance to the park will re-open tomorrow at 8:00 AM. Travelers should use extreme caution and expect delays when driving through the fire area. Fire crews will be working along the road and debris may still be rolling of the hillside. 

Pacific Gas and Electric completed all repairs yesterday to the National Park Service power lines damaged from the fire. 

There will be no night shift from this point forward. 

A smaller Type 3 incident management team will be formed to take over management of the fire on Sunday evening. This team will shadow the Type 1 team in order to assure a smooth transition of command. 

Beginning today there will only be a daily morning update unless significant activity occurs. 

Road Closures: 
Highway 140 from Park Line near El Portal to the Big Oak Flat Road and El Portal Road Junction. The highway will open tomorrow at 8:00 AM. 

Fire Facts: 311 acres; 54 % contained 

Additional Information: 
Dog Rock Fire Information Phone: 209.372.0327; 372.0328; 372.0329 (7:00 AM to 8:00 PM) 
Cal Fire information concerning the aircraft accident: Daniel Berlant –(916) 651.3473  

Last updated: October 14, 2014

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