Traffic on Hwy. 50 is currently moving in both directions near the area of the fire. The blaze began Monday, July 8, just after noon, when a broken vehicle axle ignited dry grass.
There are now more than 800 people supporting the firefighting activity. The fire is officially 40% contained. Crews will be continuing to build and improve firelines throughout the night. The burn area is estimated at 615 acres.
Campground facilities in the Crystal Basin are open.
Cal Fire incident website: http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_current
|Fire location along Hwy. 50. Click to enlarge.|