Update: The mandatory evacuation issued by the Mariposa County Sheriff's Department has been lifted for the areas north and south of Bull Creek Road to Little Grizzly Mountain as of 3:45 p.m. Saturday.
The massive Rim fire in and around Yosemite National Park caused more mandatory evacuations in Mariposa County late Friday night.
The evacuation order was issued about 10:30 p.m. Friday by the Mariposa County Sheriff's Department for areas north and south of Bull Creek Road to Little Grizzly Mountain. The new evacuations were prompted by a spot fire than crossed Old Yosemite Road Friday night.
As of early Saturday morning, the Rim fire had burned more than 219,000 acres and was 35% contained.
Fire crews continue to protect structures in the Highway 108 and 120 corridors and around Cherry Lake.
Tioga Road in Yosemite, the Highway 120 route over the Sierra Nevada through Tuolumne Meadows, remains closed at least through Sept. 2 from Crane Flat to the Ten Lakes Trailhead, just west of Yosemite Creek Picnic Area, park officials said.
Cal Fire map of the Rim fire, as of Aug. 31, 2013
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