California: High Temperatures and Drought Fuel Yosemite Wildfire

HeadlineJul 19, 2018
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In California, hot weather and bone-dry conditions have fueled a number of wildfires, including a 26-square-mile fire raging near Yosemite National Park. One firefighter has died and two others have been injured battling the blaze. The fires are being fueled by thousands of trees that died during an unprecedented drought that’s gripped California for most of the last several years.

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