YOSEMITE, Calif. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - The fire burning near Yosemite is 20 percent contained and has burned 179,481 acres.
U.S. Foreset Service is reporting there are mandatory evacuations south of Highway 120 and north of Old Yosemite Road. Structure defense is in place for this area of the fire by ground and aerial resources.
An evacuation advisory has been extended on the Highway 108 corridor from Tuolumne City to Pinecrest.
A Forest Closure is in effect for locations near and in advance of the fire. Several locations on the west side of Yosemite National Park have had closures implemented as a result of the fires spread.