Here’s some info from the NPS regarding the status of all the fires burning within the park.
Tag: "el portal"
The report I posted a few minutes ago was from yesterday morning. Here’s the one I found in my email from last night. They made significant progress on the fire yesterday, from 19% contained to 34%. Awesome!
The fire in Foresta is 19% contained and over 3,000 acres. Take a look at the map.
Here’s the latests on the fire and a map so you can get an idea of the area.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all our family and friends in El Portal and the fire crews working this fire.
Not only do the dry conditions make it more hazardous for fires. It also means crews like the one on this helicopter are forced to put themselves at greater risk getting lower into the canyon looking for deep holes from which to pump water to drop on the fire.
Here’s a photo from @brian_jacob_photo on Instagram of the El Portal fire.
You never know what awesome photos you’ll find when you visit the Yosemite Blog Group on Flickr. Take for instance this really cool night shot of the Motor Fire, the Merced River Canyon and the Central Valley by William Loo. Awesome! Thanks for adding your shot to the group pool, William. The Yosemite Blog Flickr [...]