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California "Rim Fire" threatens more than 2,000 buildings

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 00:43

Aug. 21- Fire crews battle the so-called ''Rim Fire'' in Northern California that threatens more than 2,000 residences west of Yosemite National Park. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: In Northern California, a wildfire that broke out on Saturday (August 17) threatens about 2,500 residences west of Yosemite National Park. The blaze in Stanislaus National Forest that had grown from 1,000 acres on Monday (August 19) to 10,000 acres on Tuesday (August 20) was proving difficult for fire crews to contain. From the air and on the ground more than 450 firefighters were battling the so-called Rim Fire, which was raging out of control across parched brush, scrub oak and pines in steep, rocky terrain that was difficult for crews to access, officials said.

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California "Rim Fire" threatens more than 2,000 buildings

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 00:43