Thursday, July 26, 2018
A smoke plume, as seen from Highway 120 in Yosemite National Park, rises from the Ferguson Fire, burning above El Portal, California. Yosemite Valley closed at noon yesterday to all visitors due to poor air quality and safety concerns. Firefighting personnel and equipment are traveling through the park, as well as along adjacent roads due to the Ferguson Fire. The fire is burning close to the park's El Portal entrance.