July 31, 2008
Evacuees Go Home; Yosemite Fire Yielding
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of residents streamed back into their mountain homes Wednesday as firefighters announced they had made critical gains against a wildfire charging across the hillsides outside Yosemite National Park.
An evacuation order remained in effect for about 100 homes near the fire northwest of Midpines, a small town about a dozen miles from the protected wilderness. By Wednesday evening, the 50-square- mile blaze was 40 percent contained.