Hakim Genta-Clinton places one of his bags into his car as he and his friends are the last campers to depart the Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite National Park. Clinton and his two friends arrived to Yosemite last night at 10:30 pm and awoke to the news they had to leave their campsite by noon. All three gentleman are from Florida, and it was their first visit to the park.
Yosemite Valley closed to visitors at 12:00 noon today, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, due air quality and safety concerns due to a wildfire burning near the park.
The Ferguson Fire has closed Highway 140, one of the main arteries into the park. Many park employees, park concession employees and campground hosts remain inside Yosemite Valley at present.