Firefighters Gain Ground in Yosemite-Area Wildfire

A crew of more than 5,000 has the blaze about 60 percent contained.

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Coconino National Forest

A destructive wildfire near the outskirts of Yosemite National Park is now 60 percent contained, officials announced this week. More than 5,000 people have been battling the fire, which has burned more than 120 square miles and destroyed 63 homes, plus 68 other buildings. Firefighters expect it will take another two weeks to fully contain the fire.

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