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Rim fire 20% contained, but flames threaten 4,500 structures
Rim fire 20% contained, but flames threaten 4,500 structures

The huge Rim fire raging near Yosemite National Park continued to grow Monday night, but firefighters also made progress in containing the blaze. The wildfire was threatening 4,500 structures as flames consumed brush and timber in an area larger than the city of Chicago, state fire officials said. At least 23 structures have been destroyed. A new evacuation advisory was issued to the west of the blaze along a stretch of California 108 from Long Barn to Pinecrest in the Stanislaus National Forest, fire officials said Monday night. On Monday night, the blaze was 20% contained and had grown to nearly 161,000 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection....

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