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Highway 120 Closed Into Yosemite From West

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that Highway 120, from the Big Oak Flats entrance to Crane Flats, is now closed due to fire behavior on the El Portal Fire. There is no access to Yosemite from the west on this route. Big Oak Flats Road between Highways 140 and 120 is now open, making Tioga Road accessible ...

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Update On The El Portal Fire

YOSEMITE – The El Portal fire continued to gain ground throughout the day, reaching 3,545 acres in size. However, crews made good progress on the lines. Firefighters have achieved 34% containment as the fire continues to char the forest on the west side of Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest. There are currently 864 personnel assigned to the ...

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Yosemite Apple Picking Postponed

YOSEMITE – Park Ranger Kari Cobb wants visitors to know that the Yosemite apple picking event set to take place in the Park on Wednesday, July 30, has been postponed. The 16th annual Apple Picking was previously scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Curry Village in Yosemite Valley. Ranger Cobb says the fruit plucking will be ...

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El Portal Fire Over 3,000 Acres

YOSEMITE – The El Portal fire has now scorched 3,060 acres in Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest, and is 19 percent contained. Officials report that it is now posing a threat to the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias. Old El Portal residents were allowed to return home as of 9 a.m. this morning.

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Update On El Portal Fire Evacuations

YOSEMITE – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that residents of Old El Portal will be able to begin re-entering their homes at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29. Residents will need to check in at the Community Hall prior to returning to their homes. Residents in the Foresta area are still under an active evacuation order.

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Community Meeting On El Portal Fire

EL PORTAL – Residents in the area of the El Portal fire are encouraged to attend a community briefing at 6 p.m. tonight – Monday, July 28 – at El Portal Elementary School. The current fire conditions will be presented. As of this morning, the fire is over 2,600 acres with 5% containment. Evacuations are still in effect. Over 700 ...

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Update On El Portal Fire

YOSEMITE – The El Portal Fire has now grown to 2,632 acres as it continues to char forests in Yosemite National Park (YNP) and the Stanislaus National Forest. As of 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, there is still 0% containment, and 585 personnel from around the region continue to battle the blaze, along with air tankers and helicopters.

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El Portal Fire Closes Three Campgrounds

YOSEMITE – The 2,100 acre El Portal Fire continues to force road closures and evacuations on the west side of Yosemite National Park. The fire, which began just after 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, is burning inside the park and on the Stanislaus National Forest and is at 0% containment. The communities of Foresta and Old El Portal have been ...

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El Portal Fire Now 2,100 Acres

YOSEMITE – A wildfire burning near El Portal is threatening homes in the Foresta area, and has promted evacuations and road closures along Highway 140. The fire was reported at 3:19 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. It started just above Old El Portal near Foresta and burned very rapidly up Merced Canyon, consuming approximately 2,100 acres as of 9 p.m., ...

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Yosemite Seeks Volunteers For Park Projects

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is seeking help from the interested people to assist in preserving, restoring, and enjoying Yosemite Valley. The “Drop-In Volunteer Program” provides hands-on experience working in the park. No experience is required and all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the program.

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