Yosemite wildfire blankets region with choking smoke for more than 100 miles
“Rim” fire one of the biggest wildfires in California history.
Revive Note: Hundreds of displaced bears and other wildlife. Campers, hikers be diligent!!
Ash and smoke pour into Reno, Nevada.
Firefighters reported significant progress Wednesday against one of the biggest wildfires in California’s history, but it was still spewing an enormous plume of smoke, dangerously contaminating the air across California and Nevada.
Authorities urged people in the region to avoid all outdoor activity as the Rim Fire’s choking haze — a mile and a quarter thick at some points — spread from the outskirts of Yosemite National Park into Nevada. “Unhealthful” and “very unhealthy” air quality readings were recorded Wednesday across the Reno and Carson City area.
The fire had grown from 144,000 acres Sunday to about 187,500 acres by late Wednesday morning — about the size of…
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