Here’s the latest from Inciweb on the fire in El Portal/Foresta:
Location: Old El Portal and Foresta
Cause: Under Investigation
Size: 3,060 acres
Percent Contained: 19%
Here’s a map showing the burn area around Foresta and El Portal. Click the map to see a full size PDF.
Last evening on the El Portal fire the night shift reported active fire until approximately 1:30 A.M. after which conditions settled down. Today’s areas of concern are concentrated on the northern portion of the fire as the fireline bumps into the burn perimeter of the 2009 Big Meadow Fire. Fire crews and aviation assets will continue to combat the fire which is seated in very steep, remote terrain. Vegetation in this area and throughout the state remains in critical, historic drought conditions.
The Dark Hole fire, also being managed by CIIMT 5 remains at just over 500 acres as a smoldering, creeping fire in the understory. As threats from this fire are minimal fire resources have been largely concentrated on the El Portal.
Road Closures: Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and El Portal Road