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Pair Of Wildland Fires Continue To Burn In Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite, Ca — The Bald and Babcock Fires continue to burn in Yosemite National Park.

Park Rangers say that the Babcock Fire (located just north of the Merced Lake) has experienced slow but steady growth since it´s ignition, and is now burning approximately 220 acres. The Bald Fire (located 3.25 miles east of Bald Mountain) is currently at 116 acres. These fires are being managed with both park and outside resources.

At this point, no trails or park facilities are closed as a result of the fires. Park officials do say, however, that visitors planning to travel on the Aspen Valley Trail to White Wolf, or from Harden Lake to Smith Meadow, should contact the Yosemite Fire Information Office before making the trip. The number to call is 209-372-0480.

Written by BJ Hansen