Firefighters working throughout the night limited the spread of the Briceburg Fire near Yosemite National Park, Cal Fire officials said Friday morning.
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The wildfire now covers 4,905 acres and is 30% contained, officials said.
In addition to the diligent work of the fire crews, “recent weather patterns have helped fire suppression efforts,” Cal Fire said in its incident report.
Today’s focus, authorities said, will be to begin mop-up operations inside the fire containment area.
The cause of the fire, which began Sunday afternoon, still isn’t known. One structure has been destroyed. There are no reports of injuries.
Mandatory Evacuations in Some Areas
Several areas are under mandatory evacuation orders: addresses on Highway 140 between Octagon Road and Colorado Road; Bug Hostel, all of Buffalo Gulch Road, and the Briceburg Campground.
In addition, Highway 140 is closed from Colorado Road to Savages Trading Post. Officials advise travelers to take highways 120 and 41 into Yosemite National Park.
For information on Yosemite National Park, go to nps.gov/yose or call 209 372-0200.
Sign Up for Emergency Alerts
The New Life Christian Fellowship, 5089 Cole Road in Mariposa, is the evacuation center.
You can sign up for the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office emergency alert system at this link.