Yosemite fire, highest priority in nation

SAN FRANCISCO — A massive fire burning near Yosemite National Park continued its spread Sunday. More campgrounds were evacuated and firefighters worked to protect ancient giant sequoia groves. The fire was within a mile of the reservoir that supplies water to more than 2.6 million people in the San Francisco Bay area.

The Rim Fire reached almost 143,980 acres Sunday and was “very active on its eastern side,” said Johnny Miller, an information officer with the unified fire command directed by Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service.

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