Main road to Yosemite reopened as crews battle fire

August 30, 2011 9:06:05 AM PDT
For the first time in nearly a week, the main road leading into Yosemite National Park has just reopened as firefighters make steady progress battling a huge blaze just outside the park.

The fire is burning in rugged terrain in the Sequoia National Forest.

This morning, firefighters have it 50-percent contained and say it's burning away from the park. Most evacuation orders have also been lifted. Investigators say the fire started in a motorhome.


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