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CA: Empire fire in Yosemite doubles in size

(Aug. 7, 2017) -- Areas surrounding Yosemite National Park continue to be impacted by smoke from the Empire Fire, burning in the wilderness area inside the park.

YOSEMITE, Calif. — Areas surrounding Yosemite National Park continue to be impacted by smoke from the Empire Fire, burning in the wilderness area inside the park.

The fire is currently 309 acres and is being managed for both protection and resources objectives; it is being monitored, but not suppressed.

The Empire Fire is approximately one mile south of the Bridalveil Campground east of Alder Creek drainage and west of Bridalveil Creek drainage, in red fir forest.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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