Yosemite Wildfire Blankets Region With Choking Smoke

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August 28, 2013 AT 1:54 PM
Firefighters reported significant progress 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.