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August 21, 2013

Fire near Yosemite continues to grow

Nearly 1,000 firefighters continued to wage an uphill battle against the Rim fire, which jumped a containment line and has grown in nearly every direction. The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors held an emergency meeting Wednesday afternoon, saying in a resolution that the fire "is now directly threatening various communities and businesses within the County and is beyond our capabilities." Members asked Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.

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