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Fire burned within a dozen or so feet of Highway 120 between Cherry Lake Road and the Yosemite National Park entrance on Aug. 26. Firefighters believe these flames “spotted,” or jumped, to this location as embers were carried by the wind. (Grace Rubenstein/KQED)

Fire burned within a dozen or so feet of Highway 120 between Cherry Lake Road and the Yosemite National Park entrance on Aug. 26. Firefighters believe these flames “spotted,” or jumped, to this location as embers were carried by the wind. (Grace Rubenstein/KQED)