Yosemite Valley closes as crews battle Ferguson fire
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Yosemite Valley closes as crews battle Ferguson fire

Francisco Avendano, visiting from Madrid, photographs Half Dome as smoke from the Ferguson fire hangs over Yosemite National Park. Parts of the park, including Yosemite Valley, will close Wednesday as firefighters work to contain the blaze.

 (Noah Berger / Associated Press)

German tourist Stephanie Schultz, left, photographs Kai Rudolph along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley as smoke from the Ferguson fire hangs in the air in Yosemite National Park.

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Vehicles leave Yosemite National Park as the Ferguson fire burns nearby.

 (Noah Berger / Associated Press)

Smoke from the Ferguson fire fills Yosemite Valley as seen from Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park.

 (Eric Paul Zamora / Associated Press)

Park ranger Victor Woodley wears a mask while taking entrance fees at the southern point of Yosemite National Park.

 (Eric Paul Zamora / Associated Press)

People stop to look at the smoke from nearby wildfires in Yosemite National Park.

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As smoke from the Ferguson fire fills the sky, vehicles leave Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park.

 (Noah Berger / Associated Press)

Mara Schumann photographs a plume of smoke from the Ferguson fire in Yosemite National Park.

 (Noah Berger / Associated Press)
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