Wildfire in Yosemite mostly contained

12:24 AM, Aug 31, 2011   |    comments
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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - Crews have contained 80 percent of a wildfire that started last Thursday in Yosemite National Park along the Merced River.

The fire, also known as the Motor Fire, started when an RV pulled over to release a car it was towing on Highway 140 when it burst into flames.

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Highway 140 was closed for five day then removed Tuesday morning around 6 a.m. Motor Fire information officer Raj Singh said.

During the fire, 5,231 structures were threatened, but not destroyed, Singh said. Only one injury was reported.

Nearly 3,000 acres were burned in the Motor Fire.


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