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Fire News: Evacuation Orders Lifted at Yosemite Fire

The Rim Fire (CA) is 80 percent contained, and crews don't expect full containment before Sept. 30, reports ABC News. The far-off date is because the portion of the fire burning in Yosemite National Park is headed toward granite outcroppings that will act as a natural firebreak but won't be classified as technical containment. Letting geological formations help will allow firefighters to focus some efforts inside the fire's footprint. Snyder said they have begun to cut breaks and start backfires in an effort to save grazing land, wildlife habitat and historic buildings left over from early timber camps. "We don't want the entire interior to be burned too," he said. Officials...

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