In celebration of Yosemite’s 123rd Birthday even Google has gotten into the act with this awesome doodle. Today marks the 123rd birthday of Yosemite National Park. That is to say, Yosemite has been around quite some time and rumor has it, a much longer time than before people came to this part of the world. [...]
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.
The Rim Fire is 80% contained but there’s still a lot of Northern Yosemite that’s closed.
Great news for everyone who has been following, the Rim Fire has reached 80% containment. Evacuation advisories have been lifted along Highway 108 from Ponderosa Hills to Pinecrest.
As of last night the Rim Fire is over 70% contained but continues to pose a threat as high winds and extremely dry conditions within the Sierra persist.
The fire is continuing to burn towards the Tioga Road which is now closed to support fire suppression efforts.
Although Highway 120 west and Highway 120 east will both be closed today due to the fire you can still get to Yosemite Valley and Wawona without too much delay.
Crews are continuing to work to keep the Rim Fire from burning more of Yosemite while protecting the small towns to the north.