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Residents Will Be Able To Return To Foresta

Sonora, CA – The evacuation order for the community of Foresta will be lifted at 10 o’clock this morning.

The Big Meadow Fire in Yosemite is over 7,200 acres and is 70 percent contained. Full containment is expected by Thursday of next week. 1,113 firefighters are assigned to the incident.

Yosemite National Park remains open for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Yosemite Valley remains accessible to visitors via Highway 140 and Highway 41. Access to Tuolumne Meadows, Olmsted Point, and White Wolf from the east side (via Hwy. 395 at Lee Vining) remains open utilizing the Tioga Pass Entrance.

All campgrounds in the park are open with the exception of Crane Flat Campground and Tamarack Flat Campground.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.