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Wildfire burning near Yosemite destroys 45 structures

AP Photo/Noah Berger MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A blaze burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee Gold Rush-era towns but fire crews have been able to stop it from reaching a threatened community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The fire on Thursday was threatening about 1,500 homes and other buildings, after already destroying 45 structures. It’s not clear what type of buildings burned. The flames are near Highway 49, a historical route … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Wildfire…

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