YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (CBS13) – As fire crews continue gaining ground on the raging Rim Fire, officials will reopen the main road into Yosemite National Park.

State Route 120 from Groveland into the park will reopen to visitors at noon Friday, Caltrans said. However, stopping along the roadway is prohibited while area firefighting continues. All secondary roads and trailheads remain closed.


The Rim Fire grew to 246,350 acres Friday morning, becoming the third largest wildfire in California history. It is 80 percent contained.

Officials said 111 structures, including 11 homes, have been destroyed. More than 3,600 firefighters are still battling the blaze.

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