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Tourists flee as wildfire burns California park
2013-08-24 08:44:43 | (0 Comments)
A huge California wildfire has burned into Yosemite National Park.
Park officials say the week-old Rim Fire grew to 164 square miles by yesterday morning, and had burned 17 square miles at the edge of the park by the afternoon.
The blaze has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening thousands of homes.
More than 2,000 firefighters have been tackling the flames in difficult terrain.
It is just two per cent contained.
California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency.
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