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Yosemite Highway Remains Closed As Fire Rages

Postby rlown » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:56 pm

more of an FYI really:

Yosemite Highway Remains Closed As Fire Rages
Posted: 2:42 pm PDT August 26, 2011

Updated: 5:33 pm PDT August 26, 2011

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- The main highway into Yosemite National Park remains closed as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire outside of the park.
A U.S. Forest Service official says the blaze has consumed about 2,500 acres since it started Thursday when a motor home caught fire.
The California Highway Patrol reports that Highway 140 is closed from a point east of Mariposa to the park's gate. Some local traffic is being escorted through, but officials suggest that tourists traveling to the park take Highways 120 or 41 instead.
The Tioga Road is also open for visitors entering the park on Highway 395.
Fire officials say the wildfire is burning in the Sierra National Forest, and not within Yosemite's boundaries. Yosemite officials say all visitor services are available within the park.
With the fire at zero percent containment, fire officials say it will take days to extinguish the blaze.

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Re: Yosemite Highway Remains Closed As Fire Rages

Postby yosehiker » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:45 pm

Highway 140 reopened this morning.
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