Dog Rock Fire Update for October 10, 2014 at 6 pm

October 10, 2014 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information
Current Situation: Firefighters today nearly completed mop-up along the north and northeast sections of the fire. Helicopters dropped water throughout the day along the steepest portion on the east and west flanks of the fire. Fire crews and park employees continued their efforts along El Portal Road mopping up hotspots and cleaning the highway of debris. 

Yosemite National Park issued a press release this afternoon stating that the Highway 140 entrance to the park will re-open this Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM. Travelers should use extreme caution and expect delays when driving through the fire area. 

Pacific Gas &Electric crews made excellent progress on repairing damaged power lines. 

Although the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will continue their investigation, CAL FIRE issued a news release based on information provided by the NTSB stating that CAL FIRE air tankers can now resume aerial support of fire suppression. 

As fire activity decreases the size of the night shift decreases as well. Engines will patrol the El Portal Rd. and the northern portion of the fire tonight. 

Road Closures: Highway 140 from Park Line near El Portal to the Big Oak Flat Road and El Portal Road Junction. 

Fire Facts: 311 acres; 54 % contained 

Additional Information: 
Dog Rock Fire Information Phone: 209.372.0327; 372.0328; 372.0329 (7:00 AM to 8:00 PM) 
Cal Fire information concerning the aircraft accident: Daniel Berlant –(916) 651.3473  

Last updated: October 14, 2014

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