Fires Close Glacier Point Road in Yosemite

Two adjacent fires force the closure of trails, campgrounds, and climbing routes in Yosemite.
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Half Dome from Glacier Point Road

Half Dome seen from Glacier Point Road—on a clearer day.

Officials announced that Glacier Point Road—along with Bridalveil Campground, Wawona Dome climbing routes, and Swinging Bridge Trail—would be temporarily closed due to a pair of fires in the area. The South Fork Fire, about a mile east of Wawona, is around 5,191 acres and 44% contained; is Empire Fire was about 4,125 acres and 40% contained. Much of Yosemite is smoky, but all entrance roads are currently open.