700 Allowed Home As NorCal Wildfire Slows

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Nearly half the people who had to evacuate their Northern California homes are being allowed to return as firefighters catch up with a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park.

Officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said evacuation orders for some 700 people would expire at 8 p.m. local time Tuesday. About 800 people remain evacuated.

Firefighters increased containment of the nearly 3-square-mile blaze from 15 to 40 percent Tuesday amid cooling temperatures.

Fire officials said earlier Tuesday that the cause was an unattended campfire.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 212084001