Yosemite evacuation

2:44 p.m. on August 3, 2018 (EDT)
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This from a post on Yosemite News and Discussion group by someone who is very familiar with the park and its staff:

"Convoys are meeting at El Cap Meadow at 1100am and 1200pm for Wawona exit. May also exit via Crane Flat to Tioga Pass only (this route is dependent on fire behavior and could close at any moment). Must leave the valley by 1200pm today."

Very sad news.

10:41 a.m. on August 4, 2018 (EDT)
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Is the fire threatening any structures? 

11:10 a.m. on August 4, 2018 (EDT)
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Nope--at least not for now.  But it has but power to the Valley.  This mandatory evacuation order is for all non-essential personnel.

11:49 p.m. on August 4, 2018 (EDT)
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There is now a large fire that has closed highway 108 above Pinecrest Lake...

10:47 p.m. on August 8, 2018 (EDT)
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I flew today from Seattle to Reno along the Cascades.  Seattle was clear until today and starting to get hazy. There is smoke all the way from Portland and the Columbia River to Reno and down past Mammoth.  I could make out Mt Jefferson and Broken Top in the Oregon Cascades below us. 

April 20, 2019
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