The Briceburg Fire grew overnight as nearly 1,000 firefighters work to contain the blaze burning north of Midpines in Mariposa County.
According to CAL FIRE, the wildfire has burned 800 acres and is 10 percent contained. Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation orders for both sides of Highway 140 from the Octagon to Buffalo Gulch Road, including the Bug Hostel area and all of Buffalo Gulch Road. The Mariposa Visitors Center directed several tourists to take highways 41 or 120 into the park instead of Highway 140. It's something the staff has done many times in recent years, due to other fires and floods. They're just hoping the flames don't move any closer to populated areas.