Crews inch toward full containment on Briceburg Fire near Yosemite

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The blaze near Yosemite National Park is 95% contained

BRICEBURG, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Crews continue to inch closer toward full containment of the Briceburg Fire near Yosemite National Park, Cal Fire said.

The blaze is 95% contained and has burned 5,563 acres in the Merced River Canyon, spokeswoman Jaime Williams said. Containment is expected on Monday, October 21.

Firefighters continue to secure and enforce control lines, while also searching for potential flair ups. Smoke will be visible within the fire’s boundary for potentially several weeks and is not a concern to fire crews.

No structures are threatened and only one structure has been destroyed in the blaze.

A total of 230 personnel remain at the fire, comprising of 18 engines, 13 water tenders, two helicopters, four hand crews, and eight dozers.

Highway 140 is open, while only residents can access Buffalo Gulch Road.

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