This photo obtained August 23, 2013 courtesy of the US Forest Service, shows the Rim Fire as it burns near Yosemite National Park, California. The wildfire outside Yosemite National Park, is one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western United States , has more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings. Fire officials say that the blaze burning in remote, steep terrain has grown to more than 84 square miles (135 km) and was only 2 percent contained on August 22, 2013, down from 5 percent a day earlier. (U.S. Forest Service via AFP)
A Northern California wildfire raging out of control on Friday grew to more than three-times the size of the city of San Francisco as it spread inside the border of Yosemite National Park. The flames have also forced the evacuations of hundreds from homes.
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