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Big Meadow Fire Surpasses 3,500 Acres

Yosemite, CA — The Foresta Big Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park is now estimated to be 3,506 acres, and is 30 percent contained.

The Big Oak Flat Rd., from Crane Flat Gas Station to the intersection of El Portal Rd., remains closed due to fire activity. In addition, Crane Flat and Tamarck Flat Campgrounds, Foresta, Old El Portal, and Yosemite View Lodge also remain closed. There is no projected opening date at this time.

The fire started as a prescribed burn and got out of control.

To view a webcam of the fire click here.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.