California Air National Guard helps to contain California fire
Friday, August 30, 2013 - 00:40
Aug. 30 - The California Air National Guard deploys helicopters to help contain California blaze. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: The California Air National Guard deployed helicopters to help contain fires in California.
The so-called Rim Fire, with an overall footprint that exceeds the land mass of the city of Chicago, has charred more than 192,000 acres (more than 77,000 hectares) and is the sixth-largest California wildfire on record.
It has burned mostly in the Stanislaus National Forest, and has raged across a stretch of Yosemite National Park, shutting down half of the park's main east-west corridor just days before the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend marking the end of the peak summer tourist season.
Firefighters have built containment lines around 30 percent of the blaze, which erupted nearly two weeks ago and earlier this week closed in on a reservoir that provides most of San Francisco's water supply.
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