YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (CBS13/AP) — Yosemite National Park officials say visitors will be prohibited from having campfires in some areas of the park starting Saturday as firefighters have been battling fires since last week.
The National Park Service said in a statement Friday that visitors are not allowed to start campfires, cooking fires and/or charcoal fires except in camping areas accessible by car or in developed areas of the park. Smoking is prohibited in some areas below 8,000 feet.
The man-made Washburn fire, which broke out last week, was 37 percent contained Saturday. It has burned more than 4,800 acres, according to a report released Saturday morning.
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