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Evacuations ordered as wildfires rage in California's forests
Evacuations ordered as wildfires rage in California's forests

A wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park is threatening 500 homes, has triggered 13,000 evacuation orders and prompted the Madera County sheriff to declare a local emergency. The fast-moving Junction fire had burned 612 acres and was 35% contained, prompting local school officials to close five campuses Tuesday. Authorities temporarily closed California 41 leading in and out of Yosemite National Park and sent an additional 2,500 phone calls warning residents that they may have to leave if the fire spreads in their direction. Mandatory evacuation orders were in place for the following areas: •Road 620 between California 41 and Lone Oak Lane. •Jean Road East, Jean...

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