Stanislaus National Forest, CA — Highway 108 is open this morning in the area near the Power Fire.
Forest Service Spokesperson Veronica Garcia reported last night that Highway 108 was closed between Old Strawberry Road and Clarks Fork Road as the fire neared the highway. The Power Fire originated near the eastern edge of Beardsley Lake. The latest estimate from the Forest Service is that the fire is 275 acres. Click here to view a map of the area.
Forest Service officials report that the fire still poses a potential threat to the Donnell Curtis Transmission lines, which firefighters are working to protect. There are no mandatory evacuations due to the fire, but the Cascade Creek and Mill Creek campgrounds are under advisory evacuations. Resources are on scene from the Forest Service, Tuolumne County Fire, CAL Fire and other agencies.
The cause of the fire is unknown. It was first spotted at 6am Monday.