Yosemite’s Highway 41 – South Entrance Has Re-Opened

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Highway 41, Image: yosemiteinn.com

The Railroad Fire is now 75% contained (current size = 12,407 Acres) and the communities surrounding the fire area are returning home. 

“Over the weekend areas within the Railroad Fire have been repopulated after their evacuation over a week ago, these areas include Fish Camp, Tenaya Lodge, Sugar Pine, Sky Ranch, the Grove and ECCO, along with highway 41 north into Yosemite National Park.” –inciweb, Sept 9

Railroad Fire Update:

Madera County Sherriff’s Office, as of 2pm September 9:

Highway 41 is re-opened to traffic 

Motorists should use caution while traveling in the area while fire equipment and firefighters continue operations. All turn outs and parking areas between Cedar Valley Drive and Fish Camp are closed for fire equipment. Please do not park or stop within those turn outs and parking areas.

For additional information, please contact the Railroad Fire Information Line at 559-373-0040.

The public is to remain vigilant on current fire
conditions in the area.

SAFETY MESSAGE: If you see electrical wires
on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly still smoking, should be considered hazardous. PG&E is ready to assist and can be contacted at 1-800-743-5000.

Please drive carefully as emergency responders continue to operate in the area.

Highway 41 From Oakhurst to the South Entrance of Yosemite National Forest

Empire Fire: 

“Glacier Point Road is currently closed for visitor safety and fire operations due to Empire Fire. Call 209-372-0200 (then press 1,1) for road conditions in the park.” – September 9, Yosemite National Park Facebook Update


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