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Yosemite Fire Update from August 10, 2014

Firefighters have achieved 100% containment of the El Portal Fire and fire managers continue to release resources. The Dark Hole Fire began by a lightning strike on July 17. It is being suppressed by handline construction using minimum impact suppression tactics and natural barriers of granite ridgelines and out-croppings. The fire is currently 862 acres and is 68% contained.

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