MOTOR FIRE SMOKE FROM YOSEMITE
That ‘ol Smoke Alarm went off again early this morning with flaring nostrils and a jolt of quick passing concern. The strong aroma of burning wood sure can wake a person up fast. You can see by the photographs taken this morning the atmosphere is considerably worse than last week’s incursion of smoke from Yosemite.
The “Motor Fire” name was derived from the fact the original ignition source was a burning motorhome.
This morning’s television news advised HWY 140 was closed at Cedar Lodge and portions of El Portal and Jerseydale were being evacuated. I’m sure there will be continuing updates. Here’s an article from MyMotherLode yesterday: http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/1353088/Local-Resources-Assisting-With-Motor-Fire.html