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Foresta Big Meadow Fire Now 2,244 Acres

Yosemite, CA — The Foresta Big Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park remains at just over 2,200 acres Friday afternoon, according to park officials.

There were reports earlier in the day that the fire had grown to 2,600 acres, but Spokesperson Kari Cobb says the number is actually 2,244.

Cobb says, “Luckily the wind was in our favor overnight, and there was not much activity on the fire.”

By the end of Friday, Cobb says around 1,000 firefighters will be on scene. The fire remains at 10 percent containment.

The Crane Flat and Tamarack Flat Campgrounds are currently closed. The Big Oak Flat Road, from Crane Flat Gas Station to the intersection of El Portal Road and Big Oak Flat Road, remains closed due to fire activity.

To view a webcam shot of the fire click here.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.