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El Portal (Wildfire)

August 6, 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: 150Costs to Date: $10.6 million Containment date: 08/04/2014Incident Commander: Dave Martin/Stanislaus National Forest Type 3 Incident Management Team All roads in Yosemite National Park are open. Bridalveil Campground and the two top loops of the Crane Flat Campground are open to the public. Yosemite Creek Campground and the remainder of Crane Flat 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. Demobilization will continue will continue through out the week, which will make fire equipment and crews available for other fires. The Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) Team arrived today. The BAER Team’s primary function is to evaluate the…

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