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Junction fire near Yosemite 35% contained as firefighters make progress
Junction fire near Yosemite 35% contained as firefighters make progress

Firefighters were making progress Tuesday night in their battle to stop a wildfire in the Sierra foothills near the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. The Junction fire, which had prompted authorities on Monday to issue more than 13,000 evacuation orders, was 35% contained and downgraded in size to 612 acres, state forestry officials said. By Tuesday night, mandatory evacuation orders had been lifted for state California 41 and all areas west of the highway, except Road 620, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The cause of the blaze was under investigation. As more than 2,000 firefighters continued to battle the blaze, life was returning...

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