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Briceburg Fire 75% Contained, All Roads Are Open

The Briceburg Fire near Yosemite National Park is 75% contained and all roads are open following a weekend of wildfire suppression, Cal Fire officials said Monday morning. However, Buffalo Gulch Road is open...
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Mandatory Evacuations Lifted on Briceburg Fire

With firefighters gaining control of the Briceburg Fire, Cal Fire and the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office lifted mandatory evacuation orders and fire advisements at 1 p.m. Friday. However, Highway 140 is cl...
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Favorable Weather Helps Crews Battling Briceburg Fire

Firefighters working throughout the night limited the spread of the Briceburg Fire near Yosemite National Park, Cal Fire officials said Friday morning. Listen to this article: https://d28jd3p91iwyr0.cloudfront.net/public/polly_audio/fire.42aa6d4d-1d2...
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Briceburg Fire Grows to 800 Acres, Is 10% Contained

Six air tankers, three helicopters, and 35 crews are battling the Briceburg Fire near Yosemite National Park, CalFire reported Tuesday. The wildfire, which began at 2:34 p.m. Sunday near Highway 140 and the ...
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Israeli Teen Falls to Death in Yosemite National Park

SAN FRANCISCO — An Israeli teenager visiting Yosemite National Park in California fell hundreds of feet to his death while hiking near the top of an iconic waterfall. The Mariposa County coroner's office said 18-year-old Tomer Frankfurter of Jerusalem was n...
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Storms, Dead Trees Could Hinder Firefighting Near Yosemite

MARIPOSA — A deadly forest fire kept spreading Wednesday west of Yosemite National Park, and erratic winds and trees killed by a historic California drought are expected to pose more problems for firefighters, officials said. The Ferguson Fire between the p...