OAKHURST – The Sky Fire, that started on Thursday, June 18, near Oakhurst, is now 96% contained and was last reported at 500 acres.
Due to suppression efforts, dangerous trees in the area, and heavy equipment working along the roadway, the Sierra National Forest deemed it necessary to close Road 632 (Sky Ranch) for the safety of the public.
As of today, June 27, at 6 a.m., Sky Ranch Road is now opened to the public. Although the main road is open, an area road and trail closure will remain in place along road 6S11 and 6S13, which lead into the upper end of the fire.
Members of the public who plan to travel in the Sky Fire area should be aware that some smoke from stump holes will be visible for three to four weeks. Trees that have burnt completely can produce holes that members of the public should be cautious of when recreating.
The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is working to complete its assessment and recommendations to lessen immediate hazards to public and will be working to complete that project this weekend at the Bass Lake Ranger District.