Dog Rock Fire

Mariposa County Last Update: Sunday, October 12, 2014 6:00 p.m. PDT

Acres burned
Oct 7
Started (2014)
Dog Rock Fire
Location of
Hwy 140 at Indian Creek, El Portal Community
Structures Destroyed

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October 12, 2014 12:13 p.m. PDT

Firefighters have completed debris removal on Highway 140/El Portal Road to allow both lanes to open this morning. The Highway 140 entrance to the park re-opened at 8 a.m. Firefighters and fire engines are stationed along the highway, and travelers should use extreme caution and expect delays when driving through the fire area. Engine and hand crews will be patrolling Highway 140, watching for rolling material and hotspots. Crews on the north side of the fire will complete removal of the hoses and equipment that were used for mop-up. The weather today will be hot and dry so smoke from the interior of the fire may be visible. A Type 3 incident management team will take over management of the fire at 6 p.m. this evening. This team will work alongside the Type 1 team today in order to assure a smooth transition of command, and will continue to manage the fire until full containment is achieved and firelines are returned to as natural condition as possible.

October 7, 2014 6:05 p.m. PDT

A wildfire was reported around 2:45 p.m. this afternoon in the western portion of Yosemite National Park. The "Dog Rock Fire," is currently at 130 acres and multiple aircraft are en route to suppress the fire. Yosemite National Park fire crews, along with crews from several agencies, are working together in firefighting efforts. The community of Foresta, consisting of approximately 60 homes, was evacuated for safety reasons. No structures have been affected at this time

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Yosemite National Park
Fire investigators have determined the cause of the Dog Rock Fire. Based on their investigation it is believed that the fire was started by sparks generated by hot metal fragments from a vehicle. This could be the result of several things such as trailer safety chains dragging on the pavement, vehicle brake parts generating a spark or other sources.
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