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Yosemite Fire Grows To 715 Acres

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Yosemite, CA — Areas of the Mother Lode are experiencing drift smoke from a 715 acre in Yosemite National Park.

Park Ranger Kari Cobb says it was started by a lightning strike on July 31st. It is located in the Avalanche Creek Drainage near Glacier Point. It is burning in a designated wilderness area, and being managed by fire officials. Park officials expect the smoke to get heavier this weekend, and then start to taper off by early next week.