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7:51 AM, Sep 4, 2013   |    comments
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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - A massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park in California is now 80 percent contained.

The fire - one of the largest in California history - also did not grow significantly Monday overnight, with higher humidity moderating fire behavior.

Additionally, all evacuation advisories for Mariposa County have been lifted.

Highway 120 from Buck Meadows to Yosemite National Park remains under a evacuation order.

The blaze has now burned about 369 square miles. The fire began on Aug. 17 in the Stanislaus National Forest, and two-thirds of the land burned since then is located there as well.

The cause is being investigated. It has claimed 111 structures, 11 of them homes.

Associated Press

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