BRICEBURG, Calif. — The Briceburg Fire burning in Mariposa County has closed the main road to Yosemite National Park and prompted an evacuation order for several homes.

The fire that began Sunday afternoon near the unincorporated rural town of Briceburg in Mariposa County. It's grown to about 4,905 acres Wednesday and is just 28% contained, according to the latest figures from Cal Fire. 


A section of State Highway 140 is shut. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for several homes along the highway and a campground.

About 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze, hoping to corral it before the arrival of gusty winds Wednesday that could drive the flames. 

Here are the following areas that were given a mandatory evacuation order. 

  • Colorado Road from Hwy 140 to Davis Road
  • Highway 140 from Colorado Road to the Midpines Market
  • Ponderosa Way including all side roads: Deer Park, Leichtlin Lane, and Feliciana Mountain Road
  • Rancheria Creek Road
  • Rumley Mine Road

For a map of the evacuation zones, click here.

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