Another Update on the Foresta Fire

In Fire

Here’s the latest from the NPS on the fire in Foresta.

• The fire is 2,632 acres.
• Evacuations are still in effect for Foresta and Old El Portal. We hope to life the evacuations by mid-week.
• At 6:00 PM tonight, a Type 1 Fire 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.
• As with any incident in our park, firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. We appreciate everyone’s assistance and concern with this priority.
• The Dark Hole (lightning strike) and El Portal Fires will be managed by the Type 1 team for efficiency.
• The Fire began in the community of El Portal at approximately 3:15 pm Saturday afternoon.
• Structures are threatened and there has been one structure lost in Foresta. Strike teams have been stationed at residences to protect these facilities at this time.
• Crane Flat and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds have been closed. Bridalveil Campground is being used for fire operations.
• The Big Oak Flat Road is closed between Crane Flat south to the Highway 140 Junction. This is a hard closure until further notice for the public, employees and residents.
• Tioga Pass Road, Hwy 41 and Hwy 140 remain open.
• Resources include: 4 Hot Shot Crews, 2 Dozers,5 Type 3 (Wildland Engine) Strike Teams
• Aircraft – fixed winged tankers and helicopters are being used during daylight hours. Those resources include 8 tankers, 6 helicopters and a DC10 (VLAT).

You may also read!

Tioga Pass Closing at 5pm

Winter is coming. The roads are closing! You have been warned.


El Capitan is Crumbling. We need to fix it now!

CBS News says El Capitan is all but rubble.


Visitor Killed By Rockfall in Yosemite Valley

A rockfall of undetermined size occurred in Yosemite National Park Wednesday at about 1:55 p.m. The rockfall was reported


2 commentsOn Another Update on the Foresta Fire

Comments are closed.

Mobile Sliding Menu