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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.
A fire charring forest land west of Yosemite National Forest and threatening communities in Mariposa County, Calif., continues to spread fast. The Telegraph fire has scorched 29,600 acres and remains 10 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
By TRACIE CONE MARIPOSA, Calif. - Hot weather hampered efforts to contain a fast- moving wildfire near an entrance to Yosemite National Park that had already destroyed 12 homes and forced the evacuation of nearly 200 others.
FRESNO, Calif. _ A fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite National Park claimed a dozen homes and prompted hundreds more evacuations Sunday, as thousands of firefighters struggled to keep it from engulfing nearby communities.
By Wesley DeBerry, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 27--A forest fire burning out of control near an entrance to Yosemite National Park has forced the evacuation of 500 homes, but has not closed the park, authorities said Sunday.
MIDPINES, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a wildfire is threatening several hundred homes near the main entrance road to Yosemite National Park.
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