Map: Washburn Fire evacuation and perimeter in Yosemite

The Washburn Fire, burning since Thursday in Yosemite National Park, has passed 2,000 acres and reached the South Fork of the Merced River.

Evacuation orders remain in place for a 20-square-mile area including Wawona. The map above shows the evacuation area in red, and evacuation warnings in yellow.

As of Sunday night, the fire had burned 2,340 acres (3.6 square miles), federal fire managers said. The map below shows the approximate perimeter of the burn area in black.

The fire had not yet crossed the river into the burn footprint of the 2017 South Fork Fire, where the reduced fuel would likely slow its progress.

The fire managers’ report Sunday night said a warming trend is expected to continue Monday, and hot and dry conditions are forecast through at least the end of the week.

The fire management team has scheduled a public meeting for 7 p.m. Monday at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Road, to discuss the firefighting outlook and to answer residents’ questions.

Contributed by local news sources

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