Posted at: 08/23/2013 7:14 AM
Western Wildfires Forcing Evacuations
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -Yosemite National Park remains open as firefighters in California battle a fierce 99-square-mile wildfire that's only 1 percent contained.
Authorities went door-to-door yesterday in the gated community of Pine Mountain Lake, to suggest that residents get out, but there's no mandatory evacuation. In Sun Valley, Idaho, some of the rich and famous are fleeing a wildfire known as "the Beast."
And Ketchum resident Spooky Taft says the string quartet evacuated but his daughter's wedding went on.
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