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Officials asking to not report Bridalveil Fire in Mariposa County

The Bridalveil Fire in Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park that was reported Oct. 5 is being suppressed and the National Park Service staff is asking the public not to report the fire.

The fire, 30 acres in size, possesses no threats to public safety or Yosemite National Park.

There is no percentage of containment.

Smoke from the fire is visible from many locations within Yosemite Valley, Sentinel Dome and the North Rim of the Valley.

Due to the fire area’s steep and rocky surroundings, helicopters are also being used to help contain the flames.

All Yosemite visitors are urged to be diligent in any use of fire, including smoking.

The Pohono Trail is closed from Dewey Point south to the trail junction from Taft Point and McGurk Meadow.

The cause is unknown. There has been no lightning in the area since early August.

For more information, call 209-372-0480.

Bridget Webster: 559-441-6304, @bridgetw05

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