300 Firefighters Join Yosemite Lines

300 Firefighters Join Yosemite Lines

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Over 4,800 firefighters are now battling the Rim fire in and around Yosemite National Park. An additional 300 firefighters were sent to fight the blaze on Thursday. The wildfire threatens the power and water supply for millions in the San Francisco Bay area.

The fire, now the sixth largest in state history, has burned over 192,000 acres, 40,000 in the park itself.

In addition to elite hotshot crews, some 34 crews of inmates are also fighting the fire. The blaze is now 30% contained.

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