Small Wildfire Shuts Down Entrance to Yosemite National Park, CA

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A small fire caused the closure to an entrance to Yosemite National Park, CA. Credit: ABC

A small wildfire along State Route 140 has shut down an entrance into Yosemite National Park, CA according to the California Highway Patrol.

The blaze was reported in the area of Highway 140 and Briceburg just after 2:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, reports ABC.

Mariposa County fire officials say the fire is 45 acres and 5% contained. Sunday evening, officials said the fire has been spotted below the Octagon.

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Resources from out of the area have been requested.

Fire advisement has been issued by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office for Rancheria Creek Road and Rumley Mine Road, although no evacuations have been ordered.