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Lilley Fire Update

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Crews continue to work on the Lilley Mountain Fire, shoring up fire lines and dealing with hot spots.

As of 3 p.m. on Monday, May 20, the fire is 80% contained, according the Cal Fire spokesperson Karen Guillemin.

“We will have crews on scene the rest of today and through the night, then two engines and two crews throughout the day tomorrow,” says Guillemin. One home was destroyed and numerous outbuildings burned in the blaze that started just after 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, and consumed 91 acres before being brought under control.

Gusty winds and heavy smoke both contributed to the challenges faced by firefighters. No animals were lost or injured, and there were no injuries to firefighters.

Road 400 is expected to remain closed just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway through at least 7 p.m. this evening.

Guillemin asks people not to come into the area if you don’t live there.

“We have lots of equipment and firefighters in the area,” she says. “PG&E is also working there, and we need our people to be able to do their jobs and be safe.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.

To read the complete article on the Lilley Mountain Fire, click here.

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