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Big Meadow Fire Estimated To Be 4,382 Acres

Yosemite, CA — The Foresta Big Meadow Fire is now estimated to be 4,382 acres and is 50 percent contained.

The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will have restricted access, between Crane Flat and White Wolf, beginning Monday, August 31, continuing until fire operations along the road are complete. This segment of the road will have controlled access with a pilot car during daylight hours, and be closed completely each night. Motorists should expect delays, which could begin as early as Monday morning.

The Big Meadow Fire continues to spread northeast and use of the Tioga Road for fire operations is considered necessary. Fire activity is dynamic and conditions may dictate a complete closure of Tioga Road at any time, according to park officials.

Visitors to Yosemite National Park may also experience delays on Route 140 due to fire operations. The Big Oak Flat Road, from Crane Flat Gas Station

to the intersection of El Portal Road and Big Oak Flat Road, remains closed. In addition, Crane Flat and Tamarack Flat Campgrounds, Foresta, Old El Portal, and Yosemite View Lodge also remain closed. There is no projected opening date at this time.

To view a the fire through a webcam click here.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.