Updated as of October 14, at 8:42 a.m.
After a week long closure in association to the Briceburg Fire, Highway 140 has re-opened in full as of 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Crews are mopping up in area of the Briceburg Fire, which was listed at 5,563 acres and 75% containment as of 7:oo a.m. on Monday morning. Please drive carefully through the Highway 140 corridor for your safety as well as the safety of those still working on the fire.
Yosemite remains open and largely uneffected by the fire, however smoke may be visible from areas within the park. To monitor current conditions within Yosemite, please view the National Park Service’s webcams.
At this point, eight helicopters, two air tankers, 38 bulldozers and a total of 1,716 personnel are working to control the fire. We want to give our sincere thanks to those working to help keep our community and county safe.
This will YMCTB’s final update on the Briceburg Fire unless conditions change in the future.
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