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Western wildfire one of the largest in California history

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CALIFORNIA (AP) - The 288-square-mile wildfire near Yosemite National Park has become one of the largest wildfires on record in California.

Firefighters are holding containment steady at 20 percent, but the blaze is still expected to grow.

Meanwhile, a fire sparked on a grassy hillside in a Northern California neighborhood jumped into trees and burned several homes. Dozens of homes in the Fairfield neighborhood were evacuated.

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