Officials said that Wawona to Yosemite Valley will be closed starting noon on Wednesday. Visitors and campers at the park are being asked to leave.
Guests can exit the park using Highway 120 and 41.
Officials said the temporary closure is expected to last until Sunday, July 29, 2018. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is also closed.
A firebreak being set up off of highway 41 also plays a factor in the park closure, officials said that safety is a concern
For employees that cannot evacuate there will be limited services available and a cooling center for residents to get fresh air and escape the smoke.
If you have reserved a campground, officials said will be refunded and should receive a call regarding your campground reservation. It is not known if hotel guests will receive any refunds.
It’s a full house at the community meeting in #Yosemite National Park. Fire and Forest officials are going to discuss the latest with the #FergusonFire, along with how they plan to attack the fire. @ABC30 pic.twitter.com/DKCB3Hlx1B— Nathalie Granda (@NathalieABC30) July 24, 2018