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Rim Fire in California reaches 80% containment

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Crews have pushed forward with building containment lines around the wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park as authorities lift evacuation orders and advisories for several Sierra Nevada communities once threatened by the massive blaze. Officials said they still are investigating the cause of...

1 year 2 months ago

Rim Fire keeps gaining ground in California

The wildfire burning on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park is now the fourth largest in California history. Firefighters say they've made good progress, and the fire is now 45% contained. A fleet of aircraft continued dropping water and fire-retardant chemicals over the weekend. The two-week-old fire has burned...

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