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.
Another photo showing the impact of the fire. The fire is filling the Valley with smoke making it hard to see and breathe.
Here’s a photo from @brian_jacob_photo on Instagram of the El Portal fire.
Listen up if you’re headed into the park. Here’s some things you need to know.
New rules from the NPS limit where you can have campfires or smoke within the park.