MARIPOSA COUNTY (CBS13) – Part of Highway 140 is on Monday due to the Briceburg Fire in Mariposa County.
Cal Fire says the fire started on Sunday.
#BriceburgFire off of Highway 140 and Briceburg Bridge Road north of Midpines in Mariposa County is 250 acres. Evacuation and Highway closures in place. https://t.co/8H35kllXgs pic.twitter.com/quHPRF6PcP
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) October 7, 2019
The fire has burned 500 acres north of Midpines and is 5% contained, Cal Fire reports.
Evacuations are in place for the Briceburg Campground.
The fire has caused a closure of Highway 140 between El Portal and Midpines.
It is not affecting Yosemite National Park, just 10 miles away.