El Portal Fire

Mariposa County Last Update: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 11:24 a.m. PDT

Acres burned
Jul 26
Started (2014)
El Portal Fire
Location of
Highway 140 and El Portal Rd.
Structures Destroyed

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August 3, 2014 10:13 a.m. PDT

Interior burning was the only fire activity tonight with creeping and smoldering. A spike camp was opened in Drew Meadows. A significant demobilization of excess resources is in progress.

July 30, 2014 9:02 p.m. PDT

Last evening there was active burning in the northwest area of the fire with single tree and group tree torching noted with the remainder of the fire smoldering and creeping. As stated in earlier reports steep and rugged terrain is a major safety factor while also creating challenging situations for difficulty for firefighters. The weather forecast calls for continued high temperatures reaching as high as 100 degrees near El Portal. These patterns will continue as a high pressure over the region remains stationary. Thunderstorm activity, is predicted to remain North of the fire. Fire activity is expected to occur in the evening hours particularly in the north and northeast sections of the fire as a result of poor overnight relative humidity recovery.

July 28, 2014 6:22 p.m. PDT

This fire has been fast moving and there has been incredible firefighting work done to protect employees, residents and the park. The fire is on both National Park Lands and Stanislaus National Forest. Joint Unified Command has been established. • As with any incident in our park, firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. We appreciate everyone’s assistance and concern. The incident is under investigation.

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