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Yosemite Park Fire Ravages 5,000-plus Acres

September 1, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

 

Yosemite National Park fire scene. Photo courtesy of National Park Service.

Yosemite National Park fire scene. Photo courtesy of National Park Service.

The Big Meadow fire in Yosemite National Park has now grown to 5,257 acres — nearly 10 square miles — and remains at 55% containment as of 10 a.m. today (Sept. 1), according to the Los Angeles Times.

The fire continues to be active on the northern flank approaching Tioga Road near Tamarack Flat and in the upper Crane Creek drainage area.

Evacuations for both the community of Old El Portal and the Yosemite View Lodge have been lifted, though residents and guests are cautioned that there may be additional evacuations, dependent on fire behavior.

Tamarack Flat and Crane Flat campgrounds as well as Foresta remain closed, with no projected reopening date currently.

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