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Re: 140 Closed Due to Fire

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avatar 140 Closed Due to Fire
August 25, 2011 05:38PM
From here

"Fire crews are battling a 120-acre fire that developed Thursday afternoon in the Merced River canyon near Briceburg in Mariposa County. The fire started near the location of the temporary bridge built after the 2006 Ferguson Rock Slide.
Fire officials believe the fire was started by a motorhome.
Highway 140 is closed east of Mariposa. Visitors to Yosemite should use highways 120 or 41"
avatar Re: 140 Closed Due to Fire
August 25, 2011 09:12PM
The latest I saw was that the fire had grown to over 1000 acres in a few hours. I have a bad feeling about this fire. It's on both sides of the river. The lookout on Trumbull Peak, across from the Cedar Lodge, is threatened. I heard that Savage's is also threatened. I think they're calling it the "Motor Fire." Expect 140 to be closed for several days.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/25/2011 09:17PM by Dave.
avatar Re: 140 Closed Due to Fire
August 25, 2011 09:15PM
Re: 140 Closed Due to Fire
August 29, 2011 06:15PM

It's going to reopen tomorrow morning.
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