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California emergency as huge Yosemite fire rages

A firefighter from the Colorado-based Long Canyon Fire Department battles the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. A huge wildfire raged unchecked near California's famous Yosemite National Park on Friday, threatening thousands of homes aA huge wildfire raged unchecked near California's famous Yosemite National Park on Friday, threatening thousands of homes as officials declared a state of emergency. The blaze -- named the "Rim Fire" -- erupted on Saturday in the Stanislaus National Forest to the west of Yosemite, one of the most popular tourist attractions in California.