Good news for the residents of Oakhurst.
Highway 41 has been closed at Oakhurst and large areas are subject to evacuation as a wildfire burns just outside of town.
Here’s some info from the NPS regarding the status of all the fires burning within the park.
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.
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.