New rules from the NPS limit where you can have campfires or smoke within the park.
A small fire burning north of Yosemite Valley is bringing smoke and haze into Yosemite Valley.
The Hunters Fire is now over 1300 acres and 20% contained. The fire is progressing mainly southward with some east and west progression.
A wildfire in western Mariposa County has currently scorched 500 acres and is currently 0% contained.
The Rim Fire is continuing to burn in the Yosemite and Emigrant Wilderness and in the Stanislaus National Forest. Here’s the latest on what’s open and what’s closed and some advisories if you’re traveling in the area.
Check out this interesting map of the Rim Fire. It has all the firelines marked on it which makes it REALLY interesting. You can see the things the fire crews focused on, you can see lines that were cut and overrun by the fire and you can see where the fire is still burning.
To date the fire has cost an estimated $102 million, destroyed 11 residences, 3 businesses, 97 outbuildings and continues to threaten over 1200 structures.
Good news for residents and Yosemite visitors alike, Highway 120 to Yosemite from Groveland is now open.