Bureau of Land Management says campgrounds in the Briceberg area are closed until further notice.
Firefighters are working to extinguish a wildfire burning along Highway 140, the highway that connects Merced, Mariposa, and Yosemite.
CalFire says the fire started around 10:30 p.m. on Friday along Highway 140 and Briceburg Road.
As of 10:45 p.m. on Friday, the fire has closed State Route 140 between the Yosemite Bug Resort (located north of Midpines) and the Cedar Lodge (located west of El Portal). The wildfire has charred about 60 acres in steep terrain and is spreading slowly.
Drivers looking to visit Yosemite should take alternative routes, Highway 41 or 120.
Smoke coming from the deadly #FergusonFire burning in the Sierra National Forest. Any moment now we’ll have an update, from CalFire, regarding Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney who lost his life while fighting the fire. @abc30 pic.twitter.com/JUI6HKDnI1— Vanessa Vasconcelos (@VanessaABC30) July 14, 2018
The Ferguson Fire is currently 150 acres and five percent contained.