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California wildfire threatening 500 structures
Wildfire burning near California's Yosemite park threatening 500 structures
Associated Press
2014-08-19 10:22 PM

MARIPOSA, California (AP) -- Firefighters from throughout California are being dispatched to protect homes that are under threat from a wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park.

Fire officials said on Tuesday morning that the blaze had destroyed eight structures and was threatening 500 others. It isn't clear how many of those structures are homes, but officials said mandatory evacuation orders had gone out to some 13,000 phone numbers for homes and businesses. The fire has burned through nearly 2 square miles (5 square kilometers).

Four hotels about 16 miles (25 kilometers) away from an entrance to Yosemite were evacuated and Tuesday classes have been canceled for most of the Yosemite Unified School District.

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