Wildfire near Yosemite forces evacuations

Sep 6, 2014 11:51 AM by Vanessa Vasconcelos

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - An evacuation order for 300 homes near Yosemite National Park remained in effect as firefighters battled a wildfire scorching about 300 acres in Central California.

Cal Fire reported Saturday that firefighters had contained about 25 percent of the blaze. The fire broke out Friday afternoon.

An additional 400 homes are being advised to evacuate. No damage has been reported. One minor injury was reported, but Cal Fire didn't provide details.

The area is about 15 miles southwest of Yosemite. A portion of Highway 49 that leads into the park has been closed.

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