While the El Portal Fire continues to burn on the interior, the rest of the fire is creeping and smoldering. 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.
- The fire is currently 4,689 acres and is 96% contained.
- Resources assigned include 478 Fire Personnel.
- As of August 1 at 3PM, the evacuation order for Foresta was lifted for residents.
- As of July 29 at 9AM, the evacuation order for Old El Portal was lifted for residents.
- As of July 27, a Type 1 Interagency Management Team, from Southern California, was given command of this fire. The fire is on both NPS lands and Stanislaus National Forest. Joint Unified Command has been established.
- On July 26, at approximately 3:15, the El Portal fire began in the community of El Portal.
- Tioga Road is open and all of Highway 120 is open.
- All of Big Oak Flat Road is open.
- Crane Flat Campground is closed due to the El Portal Fire.
- Yosemite Creek Campground is closed due to the Dark Hole Fire.
- Bridalveil Creek Campground is being used for fire operations and is therefore closed.
- Hodgdon Meadow Campground remains open.
Additional Fire Activity in Yosemite – all lightning started fires in designated Wilderness
- Dark Hole (770 acres, 61% contained) – managing for minimum impact to wilderness character and is being managed by the Type 1 Interagency Team. Mount Starr King (.5 acres) – smoldering and creeping
- Lembert (.25 acres) – smoldering and creeping
- Cathedral (.5 acres) – smoldering and creeping
- Elbow (2 acres) – smoldering and creeping
For More Information
El Portal Fire updates are provided by the Type 1 Incident Management Team, working closely with park management. As of August 5, the team will transition to a Type 3 Incident Team.
Note: This will likely be the last update related to the El Portal Fire.