Wildfire near Yosemite threatens power in San Francisco
Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 00:52
Aug. 24 - California Governor declares a state of emergency as a wildfire at the edge of Yosemite National Park threatens power lines that provide electricity to San Francisco, Sarah Toms reporting.
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A vast California wildfire sweeps further into Yosemite National park, a major tourist destination in the U.S. The blaze exploded in size overnight and resisted efforts to control it, despite thousands of fire-fighters battling the flames. The park has the electrical infrastructure serving the city and powerlines in San Francisco have been forced to shut down. The California governor has declared a state of emergency. It's one of the fastest moving of 50 large wildfires raging across the parched west of the U.S., blackening around 11,000 acres..... forcing holiday-makers to flee the area during peak season and placing thousands of homes under threat.
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