El Portal Residents Allowed to Return – Yosemite View Lodge Reopens

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Map of the fires burn activity as of August 31st courtesy National Park Service.

As the main activity of the Big Meadow Fire moves to the north-northwest residents of Old El Portal and guests of the Yosemite View Lodge are allowed to return.

At 7:30 PM on Monday, August 31, the evacuation of Old El Portal and Yosemite View Lodge was lifted. Residents are cautioned that the Big Meadow Fire remains only 55% contained and fire behavior could dictate additional evacuations in the future, so they should remain vigilant with irreplaceable documents and possessions ready to move. The evacuation of the Foresta community remains in place while firefighters continue to mop up hot spots and cut down hazardous dead and burned trees along access roads. (Inciweb)

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