Rim Fire Spreads to Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – A large wildfire in California is now burning inside Yosemite National Park, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday.

Yosemite Fire

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The Rim Fire has burned 105,620 acres, Forest Service spokesman Bjorn Fredrickson said. The fire is only 2% contained.

The part of the fire burning inside Yosemite is a remote wilderness area, but smoke could be an issue for visitors, depending on where they are camping, he said.

The immediate impact on the park is the continuation of a road closure that is resulting in a half-hour detour for visitors trying to enter from the west.

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