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Month-long fire that closed Yosemite now fully contained

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Firefighter Troy Drouin takes a short break before mopping up hot spots near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Wednesday.
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SAN FRANCISCO — A deadly wildfire that has been burning for more than a month and caused closures at Yosemite National Park is now fully contained.

The Fresno Bee reports firefighters over the weekend gained full control of the wildfire that began July 13 and burned nearly 156 square miles (404 square kilometers).

But officials say firefighters continue to work in the area and that some islands of unburned vegetation will continue to ignite but that there are not a threat to containment lines.

Two Firefighters were killed while battling the blaze, which overtook parts of Yosemite, the Stanislaus and Sierra National Forests.

Farther north, officials ordered mandatory evacuations for some areas in Glenn County as the biggest wildfire in California history continued to spread. The blaze has displaced people in neighboring Lake, Mendocino and Colusa counties.


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