As of Tuesday morning, firefighters continue to battle a wildfire that started Saturday and has burned more than 2,600 acres of Yosemite National Park. The park remains open to visitors at this time.
However, the Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed and there is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances.
Also, Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed.
The fire began in the community of El Portal, and spread to National Park Service and and Stanislaus National Forest land. A SoCal firefighting team took over fighting the fire on Monday evening, and more than 580 firefighters are battling the blaze.
“This fire has been fast moving and there has been incredible firefighting work done to protect employees, residents and park resources,” the park service wrote in a statement on its website. “The fire team made significant progress on the fire yesterday.”
As of 9 am Tuesday morning, the fire was 5 percent contained. For up-to-date information on the fire, visit the fire information page on the Yosemite National Park website.