Update on Yosemite Fires

Update on Yosemite Fires, Highway 140 and Highway 41 open

Update on Yosemite Fires, Highway 140 and Highway 41 open

Updated 7/29/22

Our friends at the Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau shared the latest with us.

The Oak Fire started Friday, July 27 on Carstens Road near Highway 140 in the town of Midpines.  As of this morning, Oak Fire stands at 19,208 acres with 45% containment and Highway 140 has reopened.

Highway 140 which takes travelers from the towns of Merced, Mariposa and Midpines to the western entrance of Yosemite and El Portal reopened Tuesday, July 26. For people using that corridor, please drive carefully. There are still a number of emergency vehicles traveling through the area.

In Yosemite National Park, the town of Wawona, its lodging and services reopened on July 28. Wawona has been closed to visitors since July 8 when the town was evacuated due to the Washburn Fire. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and the Wawona Campground will remain closed until further notice. As of today, the Washburn Fire is 91% contained.

As far as lodging properties, Tenaya Lodge in Fishcamp (Highway 41) is open. Call (559) 683-6555 for more information. AutoCamp, the camping/glamping resort near Midpines (Highway 140) is now open. For updates, their contact number is (844) 993-9888. The Redwoods in Yosemite has also reopened. Their number is (844) 355-0039.

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

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