August 8, 2014, 8:00 A.M.
Fire Start: July 26, 2014, 5:00 P.M.Location: Old El Portal and ForestaCause: Under investigation Size: 4,689 acresPercent Contained: 100%Total Number of Personnel: 121Costs to Date: $10.6 million Containment date: 08/04/2014Incident Commander: Dave Martin/Stanislaus National Forest Type 3 Incident Management Team This is the final update on the El Portal fire. The incident will transition to a smaller local team of 36 personell at 06:00 Saturday morning August 9th. The Incident Command Post and fire camp at Drew Meadow will be disbanded and restored to pre fire camp condition.
All roads in Yosemite National Park are open.
Bridalveil Campground and Crane Flat Campground are open to the public. Yosemite Creek and Foresta Campgrounds are closed. Visitors are reminded that the fire area is closed to the public.
Fire Summary: The fire is 100% contained. Crews will continue to mop up, secure, and rehabilitate the El Portal fire line.
The Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) Team is working in the fire area. The BAER Team’s primary function is to evaluate the burn area for short-term emergency rehabilitation needs. Areas that were damaged in the suppression effort are being repaired to help reduce soil erosion and visual impacts. These efforts include building water-bars, chipping large concentrations of slash from dozer line construction, pulling berms, and obscuring turnouts that were created by large equipment. Excess equipment, supplies, flagging, and garbage are also being removed.
Smoke issues on the El Portal Fire:
Smoke may continue to be visible. Individuals that are smoke sensitive or have a tendency to respiratory illnesses may be vulnerable to the adverse health effects of smoke. Please avoid prolonged or strenuous outdoor activity. You may consider leaving the area until smoke levels decline. Please consult your healthcare provider to discuss protective measures. For more information, visit one of the following websites:
For health effects of smoke: www.mariposacounty.org/index.aspx?NID=89
For Yosemite air quality: www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/aqmonitoring.htm
For smoke updates: www.californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday July 26th, 2014 approx. 05:00 PM|
|Location||Communities of El Portal, Foresta in Yosemite Park, and Stanislaus National Forest|
|Incident Commander||Dave Martin(USFS)|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday August 04th, 2014 approx. 10:00 PM|
Chaparral (6 feet) brush, chaparral, grass, oak woodland at lower elevations. Timber (pine and cedar) at elevations above 4,500 feet.
No night operations due to the status of the fire and potential for thunderstorms early operational period.
Extinguish any hotspots observed and implement fireline suppression repair tactics according to establish guidelines.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Minimal interior burning only.
Fire Suppression Repair operations have been implemented. Of the total current acreage, 3597 acres are U.S. Forest Service DPA and 1092 acres are National Parks Service DPA. A Stanislaus N.F. Type 3 organization will assume command this morning at 0600.
Warmer and dryer weather has moved into the area.