Dog Rock Fire Continues, Several Roads Reopen

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The Dog Rock Fire in the western part of Yosemite National Park is continuing to burn, but road closures have improved since Tuesday.

The Dog Rock Fire was first reported on Tuesday, and evacuated the community of Foresta, which includes around 60 homes.

Cal Fire confirmed that during the firefight, an S-2T air tanker crashed, and the pilot was killed.

As of Wednesday morning, Highway 140 remains closed near the western entrance to the park, however the Hwy 140/120 junction is now open, as are Highway 41 and 120.

According to Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau, the Highway 140 entrance to the park will likely remain closed for the next 24 to 48 hours.

Doug Johnson is en route to the fire to get the latest details, and you can see his reports tonight on FOX40 at 5 and 6 p.m.

Doug Johnson and Ian McDonald contributed to this report.