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Giant Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park 15 Percent Contained

by Wochit 0:52 mins

Giant Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park 15 Percent Contained

by Wochit 0:52 mins

A California wildfire that has scorched an area roughly the size of Chicago near Yosemite National Park has been 15 percent contained ? a jump from 7 percent as previously reported A northern California wildfire has grown to historic proportions, becoming the 14th largest in state history. The sprawling Rim Fire, which has devoured nearly 144,000 acres, has scorched an area about the size of the city of Chicago while more than 3,400 firefighters try to rein it in. Japan's industry minister pledged urgent government action to curb leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant.

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