2014-09-11 / Front Page

County fires see containment rise

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 - 4:45 p.m. - Full containment of the Bridge Fire is expected in Ponderosa Basin by 8 a.m. on Friday. The Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park is now 23 percent contained, Park officials said today.

While the Bridge Fire is almost fully contained, residents may still notice smoke coming from inside the perimeter, a report released by Battalion Chief Jeremy Rahn said.

Also today, Yosemite Park officials said the trail and cable route to the top of Half Dome will reopen to permit holders on Saturday, Sept. 13. The fire has now burned more than 4,900 acres, the report added.

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