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Wildfire near Yosemite slows; anxious evacuees return home
Wildfire near Yosemite slows; anxious evacuees return home

Residents living near Yosemite National Park were returning to their homes Wednesday as firefighters continued to make progress in their battle against a wildfire that has burned more than 600 acres. More than 2,000 firefighters battling the blaze were aided in part by higher humidity and lower winds that allowed them to slow the fire’s crawl toward the park's south entrance, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The Junction fire had prompted authorities on Monday to issue more than 13,000 evacuation orders. As of Tuesday night, the blaze was 35% contained and downgraded in size to 612 acres, officials said. Mandatory evacuation...

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