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Yosemite Fire - Amid California\'s drought, many wildfires but no disasters — yet

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Amid California's drought, many wildfires but no disasters — yet

latimes.com2014-08-21 04:10:15Cache

With California zeroing in on a thousand days of drought, people here shifted their gaze this week with a sense of dreadful certainty, from the cracked soil and parched tinderbox at their feet toward a plume of smoke rising from the woods somewhere off Quail Drive.It was one year ago, after all, that the Rim fire raged unchecked through the Sierra Nevada, burning so ferociously that it generated its own wind while consuming 400 square miles of wilderness.

Amid California\'s drought, many wildfires but no disasters — yet

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Amid California's drought, many wildfires but no disasters — yet

latimes.com2014-08-21 04:10:15Cache

With California zeroing in on a thousand days of drought, people here shifted their gaze this week with a sense of dreadful certainty, from the cracked soil and parched tinderbox at their feet toward a plume of smoke rising from the woods somewhere off Quail Drive.It was one year ago, after all, that the Rim fire raged unchecked through the Sierra Nevada, burning so ferociously that it generated its own wind while consuming 400 square miles of wilderness.

Wildfire near Yosemite slows; anxious evacuees return home

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Wildfire near Yosemite slows; anxious evacuees return home

latimes.com2014-08-20 16:45:17Cache

Residents living near Yosemite National Park were returning to their homes Wednesday as firefighters continued to make progress in their battle against a wildfire that has burned more than 600 acres.More than 2,000 firefighters battling the blaze were aided in part by higher humidity and lower winds that allowed them to slow the fire’s crawl toward the park's south entrance, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire

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Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire

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Fire Crews Tame Yosemite FireAdded: 20.08.2014 9:44 | 0 views | 0 commentsSource: www.newstalkzb.co.nzA wildfire that gave a scare to a community near Yosemite National Park after whose early surges has been tamed by firefighters. Some of the more than 1,000 people who evacuated their homes have returned. (Aug. 20) More in rssfeeds.usatoday.

Some residents evacuated by wildfire near Yosemite allowed to go home as crews gain upper hand

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Some residents evacuated by wildfire near Yosemite allowed to go home as crews gain upper hand

usnews.com2014-08-20 04:00:12Cache

By SCOTT SMITH, Associated PressOAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes. Nearly 1 square mile in Madera County had been scorched, revising earlier estimates that it had spanned about twice as much ground, state fire officials said.

Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

2014-08-20 02:02:16Cache

Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.

Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

2014-08-20 01:49:15Cache

Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.

Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

2014-08-20 01:42:08Cache

Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.

Fire near Yosemite that 1,000 fled doesn't grow

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By SCOTT SMITHAssociated Press OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire that forced about 1,000 people from their homes in the foothills near Yosemite National Park held steady Tuesday as humidity and calmer winds aided the fight against the second blaze around the park in recent weeks.

Fire Burning Near Yosemite Holding Steady With Help From

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Fire Burning Near Yosemite Holding Steady With Help From

kpbs.org2014-08-19 21:31:09Cache

Credit: Madera County Sheriff's Department / Facebook Above: The Junction fire burns in Madera County, California, Aug. 19, 2014. Tuesday, August 19, 2014 SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press Officials say a California wildfire that has forced about 1,000 people from their homes in the foothills near Yosemite National Park is holding steady amid higher humidity and calmer winds. The blaze around the Madera County community of Oakhurst remained at a little under 2 square miles on Tuesday.

Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures | 89.3 KPCC

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Junction Fire map. Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks. The nearly 2-square-mile, wind-whipped blaze in Madera County had destroyed eight structures and was threatening 500 homes around Oakhurst, a community about 16 miles from a Yosemite entrance, fire and sheriff's officials said.